Bill Ritchie art and design work in Washington State
Ritchie Foundation Collection
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Ritchie Foundation's Galleon Halfwood Press
Galleon Halfwood Press No. 20
About the Ritchie Foundation: Founded in March, 2016, the purpose of the Ritchie Foundation is set forth in its articles of constitution are to develop teaching, research, practice and service through structures for collaboration. We planned the Foundation shall use the properties, assets, real and intangible, excluding personal and real estate property, for the purpose of its founder’s vision and mission to achieve long-term teaching, research, practices and service goals.
Ritchie's comment : We established the Ritchie Foundation for the benefit of the community in which our families live, and for the printmaking world that helped brighten my life. When Gretchen Davidson visited our Mini Art Gallery and learned what I wanted to do, she bought this press and gifted it to our new foundation. I told her I would use it for outreach projects and fundraising.
Specifications: Made in 2017. Serial No. 90020. Roller diameter 2 1/4" x 9" long, top and bottom. Bed is 3/8 " acetal, 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 6:1 mechanical reduction. Styled in solid black walnut wood with wenge interlayer on the base' foots. The pressure screws are linked and synchronized. The press included three etching felts, user's manual, 5-piece Allen wrench set, and the designer's paperback semi-fiction book, "A Printmaker's Tale."
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