Bill Ritchie Work in Georgia
Thomas Smith Collection
Active and passive sides of Galleon Halfwood Press No. 11.
Galleon Halfwood Press No. 11
Specifications: 2012. Galleon Halfwood Press. Serial No. 90011. Specifications: 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. The bed is rack-driven, approximating a 3:1 mechanical advantage. Woods used are American black walnut with wenge interlayering. The pressure screws are linked and synchronized. The press included three etching felts, user's manual and plus a PressGhost memory and USB extension cable for connecting to any computer.
Artist's comment: Tom called me in mid-August, 2012 and explained that he was attracted to the idea of a press he could use in his office, and also that the walnut on the press might go well with his office interior design, which was walnut also. After checking the colors and features, he ordered his press.
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