Bill Ritchie Work in the
Richard Trujillo Collection
The passive and active sides of No. 66.
Mini Halfwood Press #66
2010. Mini Halfwood Press. Serial No. 60066. Specifications: Rollers are 1.5 x 5.75 inches top and bottom. The bed is 1/4 x 6 x 17 inch solid brass; 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, new copper plate, etched test plate and proof, 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: Richard called me one day: "I'm going to be a pro," he said. That delighted me. He ordered Number 66 and added the brass bed. Luckily I had one left.
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