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Angela Mele Collection


Active and Passive sides of Angela's Mini Etching Press No. 3

Mini Etching Press No. 3

Left - Angela makes a test print from her drypoint.
She owns the original Ethan Lind Busker Etcher press.
The medallion on the hood is shown, right.

Ritchie's comment: I first learned about Angela when she showed interest in the Northwest Print Center, and I followed her on the web to discover she is scientific illustrator. She described a fascinating book project she was doing with another artist, and she needed a press. In February 2016 she came to Seattle to try the Mini and get a refresher on printing her drypoint, then she took away the Ethan Lind press he used at the Pike Place Market to start up the Busker Etcher experience.

Specifications: Made in 2014. Mini Etching Press. Serial No. mep60003. Specifications: Top and bottom rollers are 1.5 inches in diameter and 6 and 5.5 inches long, respectively. The bed is 1/4 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 13 lbs; hand-welded stainless steel drive wheel is 8 inches diameter. Bed is rack-driven, approximating a 3:1 mechanical advantage. Wood is solid American black walnut. Hood features the Ethan Lind Busker Etcher badge and active side features the A'Design Award medallion. Pressure screws are linked and synchronized. Includes two etching felts, user's manual and tools for tuning.

Angele's mini includes the chase, user manual, felts and allen wrenches.

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