September 13, 2020
PATINA Meeting Sept 13, 2020 & News
The PATINA meeting will be held at the American Legion Hall Post 270 in McLean VA on Sept 13. No program! The meeting will be outdoors for tailgating and mini auction. Social distancing and mask are required. The American Legion Hall will be accessible for restroom use only. Tailgaters should spread into the two parking lots to facilitate social distancing. The timing is flexible. Tailgating may start around 8:30-9:00, and the auction around 11:30. If it rains, the meeting is cancelled.
A member donated tools to “disperse among PATINA members” and support PATINA programs. Any reasonable offer for selected items will be accepted (no low-ballers please). The remaining items will be auctioned. Some items need TLC after extended storage. The donation includes squares, wrenches, inside/outside calipers, two metal machinist chests, hammers, feeler gauges, advertising rules, screwdrivers, Yankee drills, chisels, punches, planes, plumb bobs, and typical shop contents. 100% of the proceeds go to
PATINA, to defray facility and program expenses.
Our membership staff is attempting to contact members whose dues are behind. If you didn’t pay dues recently, please send $12 dues to PATINA, c/o Mary Anne Graham, PO Box 211, Round Hill, VA 20142. Thank you!
Now the bad news:
PATINA previously postponed the annual March event and hoped to reschedule the event to October. The MD governor, just relaxed rules but allowed the county executives to set local limits. Unfortunately, Montgomery County has not relaxed the headcount limit, so PATINA had no choice but to cancel the event for 2020. This decision was made early so out of town attendees would be aware. Alternate locations were considered. Auction consignments may be held until March 2021, unless an acceptable online venue is arranged.
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 350.
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.