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.
Did You Know?
I expect everyone made at least one New Yearís Resolution and that was to attend PATINA meetings and pay annual dues. You can satisfy that goal by paying dues today. Pay using PayPal by "friending" $12 to firstname.lastname@example.org, or if you prefer, mailing a check to treasurer:
Hugh South 11166 Wood Elves Way Columbia, MD 21044
If you made a resolution to lose weight or stop hoarding, considering lightening you load by bringing tools to our meetings and selling them at our tailgate events.
Our meeting dates for 2020 are January 12, March 14 Dealer Sale and Auction, May 17, July 12, Sept 13, and Nov 15. Mark your calendar.
Members have consigned some outstanding lots for our March 14 Dealer Sale and Auction. Auction details will be posted on the website in the future. Anyone can rent space and sell excess inventory as a "Dealer" inside the warm Fire Hall. Contact email@example.com to be added to the forthcoming dealer invitation list.
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