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September 10, 2017

PATINA Meeting Announcement

Our speaker for the September 10 Meeting will be Erik Goldstein, who will be speaking on Colonial Era weaponry. Weaponry of the Colonial Era. Though the American colonial period ended in the early 1780s, the arms used during the last century of that era directly affected how the United States secured its independence, and then maintained it. The small arms, largely used by the common soldier of the French & Indian and Revolutionary Wars, including muskets, rifles and pistols, with be examined as the primary weapons of the era. As effective as these guns were though, it really was the socket bayonet, discussed today in some detail, that made close-quarter fighting all-important in the tactics of the day. True, swords were then on their way out as combat arms for most soldiers, but many different sword types were carried by a fascinating array of specialist soldiers serving in here, including the dreaded “Light Dragoon” of the Revolution. All of these fascinating areas will be contextualized within the historical, documentary and archaeological record, making for an engaging presentation geared towards those interested in the “real stuff” of early America.

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.



MWTCA Raleigh Meeting - September 16, 2017

*** M-WTCA Area Q Meeting - Celebrating 31 Years ***

PLEASE NOTE!! Pre-registration is REQUIRED. There is a $5.00 late registration fee after Sept 10, 2017. If received via e-mail, please print the form below and return with your registration fee!!

Location: Ed & Kathy Hobbs’ Farm Saturday, September 16, 2017 4417 Inwood Road, Raleigh, NC 27603-3315 (See map on back which shows some local hotels) 919 828-2754, hobbsedandkathy@gmail.com This is a great opportunity for all tool club members and those that like antique/traditional tools to attend a large meeting, enjoy a great program, meet & talk with people that have similar interests, buy & sell tools and see displays of all types. If you want to tailgate, please bring your tables, tarps & chairs and set up under the shade trees. Over 250 attended in 2016. Plenty of room. Feel free to drop in on Friday if you get in town early but PLEASE - NOT BEFORE 12 NOON!

* * * Program * * * We are working on this. To be determined. Always very interesting and informative – don’t miss it!! ***Meeting Notices Sent Electronically to All Those That Have an E-Mail Address*** Please note that our meeting notices are being sent electronically via e-mail to all those that have an e-mail address on file with M-WTCA. Only those that do not have an e-mail address on file or for some reason need a hard copy will be getting one via USPO mail.

Saturday Schedule - 8:00 AM (or so) – Pick up pre-printed name tags at registration table. Coffee, doughnuts, soft drinks and water are available and included with your registration. You may buy, sell and trade tools and talk all day except during program presentation and auction! 10:00 - 11:00 AM Program: To Be Determined 11:30 Lunch: Our traditional good old “Pig Picking” (BBQ pork & fried chicken) with all the trimmings. 1:00 PM. Auction: Open to what you want to bring but must be antique/traditional tool related. Each lot MUST be worth at lease $15. All items must be here by 10 am Saturday morning and checked in with Steve Neale, Dick Snow or Ray Hoke. Maximum 10 lots or less per person. Steve, Dick and Ray have the final say so. Display Theme – My Favorite Tool. Select ONE tool from your collection for your compact display. First place prize is $35. There is plenty of room for campers and RV’s if you want to stay overnight Friday and/or Saturday on the farm. Please call Ed and let him know if you want to “tie up” for the night so he can leave the light on.

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Please indicate if this is the first time attending this meeting: Member_____ Spouse_____ Guest(s)____ Member of M-WTCA ____ EAIA ____ TWA____ PATINA____ RATS ____ Other____ Member _____________________________________________ $20.00 _______ Guest Name(s) ________________________________________ $20.00 each _______ ______________________________________________ $20.00 _______ Tables under tent (bring those extras that you have and make a few dollars) $10.00 each _______ Late registration fee after September 10 $5.00 each _______ TOTAL ENCLOSED: _____________ Please include your e-mail address and phone number. ______________________________________________ Thanks!

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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