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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.
PATINA is sad to report the passing of two-time President John Williams on Sunday, April 24th. Our dear friend John always had a smile on his face and promoted tool collecting with enthusiasm. He was a passionate plane collector with a special interest in Baltimore planes. He was working on a comprehensive update to the Dick Hay treatise on Baltimore toolmakers.
John was eager to share and support the passion for tools in so many ways. He will be missed.