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Diana Kolbe Collection

Diana's press came as the DIY kit intended to look like the above finished.

DIY Mini Etching Press No. 34

About Diana Kolbe: Diana is a jeweler, however she is also the Director of Bioinformatics Division, Iowa Institute of Human Genetics at University of Iowa.

Ritchie's comment: Diana visited our Etsy website and ordered a DIY Mini Etching Press kit . . .

Specifications: Made in 2016. Mini Etching Press. Serial No. mep60034. Specifications: Top and bottom rollers are 1.5 inches in diameter and 6 and 5.5 inches long, respectively. The bed is 3/8 x 6 x 14.5 inch polycarbonate with steel rack; overall length is 15 inches; overall width is 9 inches; overall height is 10 inches; weight, about 16 lbs; hand-welded stainless steel drive wheel is 8 inches diameter. Bed is rack-driven, approximating a 6:1 mechanical advantage. Wood is solid American black walnut. Pressure screws are linked and synchronized. Includes two etching felts, chase, user's manual and tools for assembly and tuning. Also the press designer's book, "A Printmaker's Tale."

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