Bill Ritchie's work in Rhode Island
Timothy Raup Collection
Active and Passive sides of Pram Halfwood Press #117
Pram Halfwood Press #117
Specifications: 2015. Pram Halfwood Press. Serial No. 60117. Specifications: 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 included two etching felts, user's manual, a PressGhost flash drive with USB extension cable for connecting to a computer.
Bill Ritchie's comment: Timothy ordered his press on eBay, and my research suggests he is a Rhode Island designer-craftsman.
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