10/25 EVENT PROJECT 1 OF 4: Long Live the Roulet Dies

You probably want the deets on who’s presenting at this weekend’s event, right? Well, here we go, in no particular order.

Long Live the Roulet Dies (Rachel McCartney)
Deep In Design has acquired a 1930’s HJ Reusch Percussion Press that was owned by Roulet Jewelers, a 140-year-old Toledo business that’s consolidating and closing its downtown location.

If awarded the SOUP grant, the funds will be used to offset some of the costs associated with purchasing and moving the press. Funds may also be applied to the auction purchase of an associated die collection, which features 7,000 dies for products made by almost every major company and organization in Toledo, including dies produced for Jeep, a medallion presented to Amelia Earhart, and more items of historical significance.

The biggest benefit to the Toledo community is the preservation of the dies, which document in a very unique way 140 years of Toledo history. We see ourselves as stewards and promoters of this incredible collection, and will share it out however possible. In the immediate future, the press and dies will be demonstrated at an upcoming Arts Commission fundraiser, “DNA: The Intersection of Toledo Arts and Industry.”