Thursday, November 17, 2016

An Artist Among Us

When you ask Ranger Kevin Hanley to build you a teaching tool, he fact, he creates a work of art.

As part of our Primary Source Seminar programming, we often explain antiquated concepts of paper making and printing processes that can be difficult to conceptualize without the help of visual aids. We enlisted the services of Mr. Hanley, an expert in miniature model building, to help us create a 1:10 scale model of a Gutenberg printing press. We had hoped for something basic to demonstrate the general setup and components, but Kevin, being the master craftsman he is, created an intricate model that features even the miniature type, ink balls, footstep, printed text, and stacks of pressed pages! The craftsmanship and attention to detail are truly impressive.

                        Thank you, Kevin! 

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