Thomas Hipschen Portrait Engraver

JJ Roberts

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Ken, I wonder if Thomas Hipschen know Melody Gallipeau she engraved portraits at the bureau of printing & engraving? J.J.
 

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When watching the intaglio videos I noticed a screen with light coming through sitting in front of the of the engraver,whats that all about? J.J.
 

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When watching the intaglio videos I noticed a screen with light coming through sitting in front of the of the engraver,whats that all about? J.J.
JJ- During a private (just me) tour of the Bureau of Engraving in 1993 ('94?), I met Mr. Hipschen and we 'talked shop' for about 15 minutes. In front of his workbench he had what was basically a very large light table (like drafting table size) turned up on edge, tilted forward over his bench at about a 60 degree angle. It was like having the most perfect 'north light' all the time. That's where I got the idea for my own bulino lighting diffuser set-up.

btw- he was engraving the new larger portrait of Ulysses S. Grant for the new $50, back when all denominations were being revamped. it was pretty cool to see that about two-thirds finished.
 

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Mitch,Thanks for that information,I have a large light table I never use and will try to set it up at 60 degree angle. J.J.
 

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