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China Kay Collection

Active and passive sides of Galleon Halfwood Press No. 10.

Galleon Halfwood Press No. 10

Specifications: Made in 2012. Galleon Halfwood Press. Serial No. 90010. Specifications: Roller diameter 2 1/4" x 9" long, top and bottom. Bed is 5/16" polycarbonate, 9" x 26". The overall length is 27"; overall width is 13 3/4"; overall height is 15". Weight is 50 lbs.; Drive wheel is 12" 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 and DVD plus a PressGhost memory and USB extension cable for connecting to a computer USB port.

Comment: China Kay sent an email in July of 2012, with the desire to order a Galleon, and delighted there would be no waiting. She picked up her press at the Taylor Avenue shop. Later she registered interest in the Century, the "Mother of all Halfwoods," but John Stinson had already taken it.

Other owners of a Galleon Halfwood Press are: Pat Austin, Josef Beery, Carol Brozman, Delores Carlos, Erika Chamberlin, Wendy Anne Crittenden, Gretchen Davidson, Ava Everett, John Fairman, Harold Foster, B. H. Giza, Chris Groves, Kirsten Horning, Cathy Immordino, Joo Hee Kim, Gene Laughter (d), Eva Mastandrea, Kristy Melgoza, Lyle Miller, George Otsuka, Cate Pfeifer, Ritchie Foundation, Scott Skinner, Tom Smith, Jo Tyler, and Ann Van Oppen.

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