Bill Ritchie design work in Belgium
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.
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