Bill Ritchie Design Works were

Formerly in the Alexandra Lynn Collection

Now in the Elisabeth and Matthew Scharf Collection


The passive and active sides of No. 74

Mini Halfwood Press #74

2010. Mini Halfwood Press. Serial No. 60074. Specifications: Rollers are 1.5 x 5.75 inches top and bottom. The bed is 1/4 x 6 x 17 inches in polycarbonate (the standard); overall length is 17.5 inches; overall width is 9 inches; overall height is 10 inches; weight, 12 lbs.; drive wheel is 8 inches diameter in stainless steel; the woods used are black walnut base with ipe inlay and cladding the steel, walnut hood capped with ipe. The instrument box is poplar, baltic birch trimmed in ipe. Included are felt blankets, copper plate, Allen Wrench, User's Manual (with an excerpt from the out-of-print, Halfwood Press-The Story, now available as a Kindle book) and DVD.

Artist's comment: Alexandra graduated from Cornish College of Art in Seattle and the first thing she did was put in an order for a Mini Halfwood Press. I believe the recommendation came from my old friend who teaches at Cornish - Kathy "KR" Rabel.

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