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China Kay Collection
Active and passive sides of Galleon Halfwood Press No. 10.
Galleon Halfwood Press No. 9
2012. Galleon Halfwood Press. Serial No. 90010. Specifications: Roller diameter 2 1/4" x 9" long, top and bottom. Bed is 5/16" polycarbonate, 9" x 26". The overall length is 27"; overall width is 13 3/4"; overall height is 15". Weight is 50 lbs.; Drive wheel is 12" diameter stainless steel. The bed is rack-driven, approximating a 3:1 mechanical advantage. Woods used are American black walnut with wenge interlayering. The pressure screws are linked and synchronized. The press included three etching felts, user's manual and DVD plus a PressGhost memory and USB extension cable for connecting to a computer USB port.
Artist's comment: China Kay sent an email in July of 2012, with the desire to order a Galleon, and delighted there would be no waiting. She came a few days later to get her press and see a "tour" of her new press, bringing along an etching plate of her own.
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