Bill Ritchie design in Canada
Dr. Joachim Fuchs Collection
Active and Passive sides of Pram No. 112, note inclusion of the walnut accessory box.
Bill Ritchie's comment: It was through Ernest Horvers that I connected with Dr. Fuchs in Duncan, BC. Dr. Fuchs said he had a printer in his family tree, and he liked the look of the Halfwood line of presses. We agreed ahead of time that I would use that press when I went to Duncan for the June book-signing and printing demonstration (at the Old Firehouse Wine Bar) and No. 112 and its accessory box would stay with Dr. Fuchs.
Pram Halfwood Press #112
Press specifications: Made in 2013. Pram Halfwood Press. Serial No. 60112. Specifications: Rollers are 1.5 x 6 and 5.5 inches top and bottom. The bed is 1/4 x 6 x 17.5 inch polycarbonate (the standard) with steel rack; overall length is 17.5 inches; overall width is 9 inches; overall height is 10 inches; weight, about 14 lbs; drive wheel is 8 inches diameter in stainless steel. The bed is rack-driven, approximating a 3:1 mechanical advantage. Wood is solid American black walnut. The pressure screws are linked and synchronized. The press included two etching felts, user's manual, a PressGhost flash drive with USB extension cable for connecting to a computer, the book, "Halfwood Press: The story," and a solid walnut accessory box made by Kughler Co.
You can get a glimpse of No. 112 in the book-signing event at the Old Firehouse Wine Bar, Duncan, B.C.
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