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PATINA - The Potomac Antique Tools and Industries Association, Inc.

Welcome to PATINA

Many thanks to all who participated and attended our ANNUAL TOOL SALE AND AUCTION in Damascus Maryland on October 1.

The next PATINA meeting will be held at the American Legion Hall Post 270 in McLean VA on November 13, 2022.

Unfortunately, the Presentation of Guest Speaker Sean Hollowood, handmade leather item maker, has been postponed until May 2023 due to illness.

Due to late notice of the postponement, we will do a member showcase. Bring a recent tool acquisition, a recent project to show, or share a story from the past.

Start time: 8:30 tailgating, mini-auction at 11:30, 'with to be determined' portion to immediately follow. Attention to social distancing is requested.

A strong attendance is expected. Please reserve parking in the upper lot for tailgaters, and if you are simply planning on attending the tailgate and meeting park in the lower lot.

2023 membership dues are being collected now!

Please remember to pay your dues ($15) so we can fund our annual event in October, as well as the educational programs that we conduct at local meetings.

Send check made to PATINA or use paypal at patinatools45@gmail.com

If you are unable to attend a meeting and need to renew your membership, checks can be mailed to Membership Director:

Mary Anne Graham
P. O. Box 211
Round Hill, VA 20142

Please support the club so events can continue. Thank you!


March 13, 2022

May 15, 2022

July 10, 2022

September 11, 2022

October 1, 2022 (Damascus Tool Show and Auction)

November 13, 2022

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 $15.00 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 350.
Our mission is to promote and increase knowledge and understanding of the tools and trades practiced by our American ancestors.

The PATINA website was created to provide 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.

Consignments needed!

PATINA is always looking for tools to consign to our big Tool Auction in March. Please contact a board member (from the list at the bottom of the membership page) to consign or donate tools or related items so our event can be funded and continue long term.

Quality tools for any function, be they collector or user tools, are always welcome!!!



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