Bill Ritchie's art in Washington State
Jane Mau Collection
These are the active and passive sides of No. 59. The box is not included in this shot.
Legacy Mini Halfwood Press #59
Specifications: Made in 2010. Mini Halfwood Press. Serial No. 60059. Rollers are 1.5 x 5.75 inches top and bottom. The bed is 1/4 x 6 x 17 inches in polycarbonate (the standard); overall length is 17.5 inches; overall width is 9 inches; overall height is 10 inches; weight, 12 lbs.; drive wheel is 8 inches diameter in stainless steel; the woods used are black walnut base with ipe cladding steel, walnut hood capped with ipe. The instrument box is poplar, baltic birch trimmed in ipe. Included are felts, copper plate, Allen Wrench, User's Manual (with an excerpt from the out-of-print, Halfwood Press-The Story, now available as a Kindle book) and DVD.
Artist's comment: I met Jane around 2005, and she talked then about getting a press. When she moved to Hawaii, she ordered Legacy Mini and was the second person in Hawaii to get a Mini Halfwood.
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