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Catherine Pfeifer Collection

Active and passive sides of Mariner Halfwood Press No. 8

Mariner Halfwood Press #8

About Catherine Pfeifer: Cate ordered her Mariner Halfwood Press in February of 2017 - her second Halfwood Press. She commented that she would name her Mariner, "Big Sister," in reference to my remark that the original 2004 press, the "Century," was the mother of all Halfwoods.

Specifications: MarinerHalfwood Press. Serial number 12008. American dark walnut with laminated wenge core. Twelve-inch wide polycarbonate bed, 34 inches long, rack driven. Synchronous pressure screws. Rollers are 3-inch diameter solid steel, top and bottom. Driving wheel is stainless steel 16" inches diameter. Geared and chain-driven driving the rack on the bed provide a 12:1 mechanical advantage. Included are three felts, adusting Allan wrcnches, user manual, designer's book "A Printmaker's Tale."

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Pram Halfwood Press 122 Pram Halfwood Press 122 passive side

Pram Halfwood Press #122

About Catherine Pfeifer: Cate ordered her Pram Halfwood Press in July, 2015 on Etsy.

Specifications: 2015. Pram Halfwood Press. Serial No. 122. Rollers are 1.5 x 6 and 5.5 inches top and bottom. The bed is 1/4 x 6 x 17.5 inch polycarbonate (the standard) with steel rack; overall length is 17.5 inches; overall width is 9 inches; overall height is 10 inches; weight, about 14 lbs; drive wheel is 8 inches diameter in stainless steel. The bed is rack-driven, approximating a 3:1 mechanical advantage. Wood is solid American black walnut. The pressure screws are linked and synchronized. The press includes two etching felts, user's manual, a PressGhost flash drive with USB extension cable for connecting to a computer.

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