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Roger Newton Collection

The passive and active sides of No. 65.

Mini Halfwood Press #65

2010. Mini Halfwood Press. Serial No. 60065. 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 cladding 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: Roger sent me several messages and settled on No. 65. Also he sent a cyanotype greeting card - a rare thing! I read a review of a show he had at Ruth Horowitz' gallery in New York in 2001, a show of camera-less photographs - huge cibachromes made with his contrived water-and-glass objects. You can read more by clicking here.

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