Bill Ritchie design in Louisiana
last seen in the
Joan Breaux Collection
(Illustration shown is not the actual No. 4 Legacy Mini Halfwood as actual image is unavailable)
Specifications: Made in 2004. Legacy Mini Halfwood Press SN60004. Ipe, black walnut. 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 wood is American black walnut with ipe cladding on the steel and hood-ends. Included two felt blankets. Press shown has a polished brass bed, not on No. 4.
Comment: Joan Breaux contacted me via email. She said she had been in art for thirty years and teaches, using a Dickerson Press. She frist saw the Mini on E-bay and later decided to order the Mini for her own use. She later wrote and asked for suggestions as to how to prevent rust on the press rollers, as she lives in the humid climate in Gretna, by New Orleans. This all happened before hurricane Katrina hit the area, and I haven't heard from her since. It worries me.
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