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Letitia Wetterauer Collection


Mini Halfwood Press No. 57 showing the passive and active sides.

Mini Halfwood Press #57

2010. Mini Halfwood Press. Serial No. 60057. Specifications: Rollers are 1.5 x 5.75 inches top and bottom. The bed is 1/4 x 6 x 17 inches in polycarbonate (the standard); 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 and balkan birch with ipe trim. Included are felts, copper plate, test etching and print, 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: Letitia wrote an email message to me in late October of '09, and she had it in the spring of 2010. She's an illustrator in Alpine, Texas, and also an expert in the renoun Blackboard.com distance learning course management program for Sul Ross State University.


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