Bill Ritchie's design work in California
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Abby Tamara Collection

Mini Etching Press Active

Mini Etching Press passive
Active and passive sides of Abby's Mini Etching Press

Mini Etching Press No. 12

Specifications: 2014. Mini Etching Press. Serial No. mep60012. Specifications: Top and bottom rollers are 1.5 x 6 and 5.5 inches. 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 mahogany. Pressure screws are linked and synchronized. Includes two etching felts, user's manual and allan wrenches for maintenence.

Ritchie's comment: Abby sent an email when she was recovering from back surgery and she believed that the Mini Etching Press would take less strain to turn the driving wheel than the press she already uses. Since she wanted to get to work right away, she opted for the pre-finished and completed model of the Mini Etching Press - which happened to be a unique mahogany showcase piece.

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