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Thomas Smith Collection

Active and passive sides of Galleon Halfwood Press No. 11.

Galleon Halfwood Press No. 11

Specifications: 2012. Galleon Halfwood Press. Serial No. 90011. Specifications: 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. The bed is rack-driven, approximating a 3:1 mechanical advantage. Woods used are American black walnut with wenge interlayering. The pressure screws are linked and synchronized. The press included three etching felts, user's manual and plus a PressGhost memory and USB extension cable for connecting to any computer.

Other owners of a Galleon Halfwood Press are: Pat Austin, Josef Beery, Carol Brozman, Delores Carlos, Erika Chamberlin, Wendy Anne Crittenden, Gretchen Davidson, Ava Everett, John Fairman, Harold Foster, B. H. Giza, Chris Groves, Kirsten Horning, Cathy Immordino, China Kay, Joo Hee Kim, Gene Laughter (d), Eva Mastandrea, Kristy Melgoza, Lyle Miller, George Otsuka, Cate Pfeifer, Ritchie Foundation, Scott Skinner, Jo Tyler, and Ann Van Oppen.

Artist's comment: Tom called me in mid-August, 2012 and explained that he was attracted to the idea of a press he could use in his office, and also that the walnut on the press might go well with his office interior design, which was walnut also. After checking the colors and features, he ordered his press.

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