Bill Ritchie design work in Texas
Lyle Leo Miller Collection
Passive and active sides for Lyle Miller's Galleon Halfwood Press
Galleon Halfwood Press No. 21
Ritchie's comment:Lyle contacted me in mid-March of 2017 asking about the Mariner Halfwood Press, but the last one had been recently sold. Over time we communicated about the Galleon, and I shared a video another Texas owners' experiences with this press. Lyle considered a carrying case, too, and we commenced design of one. Lyle chose Number 21 and we finalized his purchase in mid-June, 2017.
Specifications: Serial No. 90023. 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 and drives gears (concealed) and with rack-driven bed, approximates a 12:1 mechanical reduction. Styled in solid black walnut wood. The pressure screws are linked and synchronized. The press included three etching felts, user's manual, assorted small parts, Allen wrench set, and the designer's paperback semi-fiction book, "A Printmaker's Tale ".
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