Bill Ritchie design work in Texas
  
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Lyle Leo Miller Collection

   
Passive and active sides for Lyle Miller's Galleon Halfwood Press

Galleon Halfwood Press No. 21

Ritchie's comment:Lyle contacted me in mid-March of 2017 asking about the Mariner Halfwood Press, but the last one had been recently sold. Over time we communicated about the Galleon, and I shared a video another Texas owners' action on this press. Lyle considered a carrying case, too, and we commenced design of one. Lyle chose Number 21 and we finalized his purchase (without a case) in mid-June.

Galleon Halfwood Press specifications: Serial No. 90023. 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 and drives gears (concealed) and with rack-driven bed, approximates a 12:1 mechanical reduction. Styled in solid black walnut wood. The pressure screws are linked and synchronized. The press included three etching felts, user's manual, assorted small parts, Allen wrench set, and the designer's paperback semi-fiction book, "A Printmaker's Tale ".

Other owners of a Galleon Halfwood Press are: Pat Austin, Josef Beery, Carol Brozman, Wendy Anne Crittenden, Gretchen Davidson, Ava Everett, John Fairman, Harold Foster, B. H. Giza, Chris Groves, Kirsten Horning, Cathy Immordino, China Kay, Joo Hee Kim, Gene Laughter (d) , Eva Mastandrea, Kristy Melgoza, George Otsuka, Scott Skinner,  Tom Smith, Jo Tyler, and Ann Van Oppen.


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