January 18, 2015
The meeting this month feature Bob Roger and a sampling of his unusual tool collection. This will be an interactive program with member participation expected. Bob will bring approximately 50 unusual tools for members to see. He will give a brief comment on the tool and members can note their guess for the name or purpose of the tool. This could be a contest! Bring an unusual tool of your own in case there is time for discussion.
Bob Roger has a BS in Civil Engineering, a Masters in Sanitary and Hydraulic Engineering, and a PhD in Analytical Photogrammetry. After he began a planned career in education, he decided that to be an effective teacher he needed to know the state-or-the-art in his chosen field of photogrammetry. He joined the CIA’s Directorate of Science and Technology and found the work so interesting and rewarding that he never returned to the outside academic world. He retired in 1997
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.