Bill Ritchie design work in Belgium
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Marzanne Fullerton Collection

Views of the active and passive sides of Marzanne's Frigate Halfwood Press

Marzanne's Frigate Halfwood Press No. 9.

About Marzanne: Marzanne and Craig are world travelers, living in Belgium.

Bill Ritchie's comment: Marzanne's husband Craig sent a message in October, 2016, asking about a Galleon as a gift for Marzanne. We decided a Frigate Halfwood Press is the perfect size. He wanted it by Christmas.

Specifications: Made in 2016. Frigate Halfwood Press. Serial No. 750009. Specifications: Roller diameter 1 7/8" x 7.5" long, top and bottom. Bed is 3/8" polycarbonate, 7 1/2" x 21". The overall length is 22"; overall width is 12 3/4"; overall height is 13". Weight is 26 lbs.; Drive wheel is 10 1/2" 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, Allan wrenches, a copy of Ritchie's book, "A Printmaker's Tale," and a FlashPressGhost.

Other owners of Frigate Halfwood Presses at the time of this entry are Mandi Ballard, Steven Calabrese, Clyde Downs at NSU, April Gleason, Pamela Hathaway, Cecilia Langer, Lu McBride, Lionel Pailler, John F. W. Rogers, Fox Anthony Spears, Wil Tuthill and Heather Van Wolf. You can click on these names to link to these owners' pages.

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