Bill Ritchie's design work in North Carolina

in the

Elisabeth and Matthew Scharf Collection

The passive and active sides of No. 74

Legacy Mini Halfwood Press #74

Specifications: Made in 2010. Legacy Mini Halfwood Press. Serial No. 60074. Specifications: 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 inlay and cladding the steel, walnut hood capped with ipe. The instrument box is poplar, baltic birch trimmed in ipe. Included are felt blankets, copper plate, Allen Wrench, User's Manual (with an excerpt from the out-of-print, Halfwood Press-The Story, replaced by A Printmaker's Tale on and DVD.

Bill Ritchie 's comment: After Alexandra Lynn, the original owner asked me to list her press for sale, Matthew Scharf found it on Etsy, and immediately he ordered it.

Originally in the Alexandra Lynn Collection - Artist's comment: Alexandra graduated from Cornish College of Art in Seattle and the first thing she did was put in an order for a Mini Halfwood Press. I believe the recommendation came from my old friend and former student who was a faculty member teaching printmaking at Cornish - Kathy "KR" Rabel.

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