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November 19, 2017

PATINA Meeting Announcement

After two years of coordinating the programs provided by exceptionally talented speakers, I decided to have a special Member Focus program. Knowing more about member interests will help plan the content for future programs. The program for November 19 will give all attendees an opportunity to speak about their particular interests. Topic ideas could be related to: a hobby, such as showing a completed project, or a work in progress a favorite tool or collection focus, any ďWhatís Itsí, tool or trade research, a wanted to buy, or sell list, collection photos, the latest find, the rarest tool in their collection, or recognize Veterans Day weekend by showing a military related tool or instrument, or the business side of tool trading, etc. The format can include physical objects; presentations (on thumb drives), or just a simple statement of the members topic of interest. The intent is to allow members to better connect with each other and help support our members where possible. Donít be shy! Location: The American Legion Post 270 located at 1355 Balls Hill Road, McLean, VA Tool Trading: about 9:00 -11:15 AM Mini-Auction 11:15-12:00 . Program 12:00-2:00 pm Please invite a friend! Patina Program Director

The tailgate tool swap will begin around 8:30 until 11:30, followed by a mini-auction. The program will begin around 12:30. All Times vary.




Meeting Information

The Potomac Antique Tools and Industries Association, Inc. (PATINA) is an educational, tax-exempt organization for people who have an interest in the tools, crafts or manufacturing processes of the past.

Formed in 1977, PATINA is a regional tool club based in the Washington, D.C. area. We have members from 24 states, the District of Columbia and several foreign countries. Antique tool collectors, tool users and people simply seeking knowledge are well represented in PATINA's membership. The annual dues of $12.00 includes membership for the entire family and they are welcome to participate in all PATINA events. PATINA's original group of about 30 has grown to over 250.

Our mission is to promote and increase knowledge and understanding of the tools and trades practiced by our American ancestors. This purpose is partly served by the bimonthly newsletter PATINAGRAM which includes member-contributed articles and information of interest to our members. In addition, the PATINAGRAM provides regular announcements of upcoming meetings and auctions, reports on past meetings, reviews of relevant publications, and notices of other tool-related events. As an educational organization, PATINA is often invited to stage exhibits and demonstrations for local and national groups that express an interest in early tools and trades.


See PATINAGRAM Here - LAST UPDATE May 10, 2016


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