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July 16, 2017

PATINA Meeting Announcement

Our Next Meeting is Sunday, July 16. We received a large consignment of tools for the mini-auction. There is a typical mix but the majority of items are wrenches. The consignors Grand Dad worked at the Proto Factory and some tools were used in the factory. Please bring a few extra bucks and a few extra friends for this sale and program. Our program will be quite different than the normal format. Our featured speaker is Dave Diefenderfer, whose duck hunting hobby has lead to the study of vintage duck boats, their regional features, and makers, and materials. Following the auction, we will have a few slides as we normally do, and then go to the lower parking lot to view some unique boats which Dave has brought back to useful condition again.

I encourage members to bring along tools or materials related to the theme..carving tools, decoys, boat making tools, unloaded weapons? We can reserve some time for show and tell.

We haven't been rained out at a Sunday meeting, so if it looks like rain, dress appropriately for the meeting....hunting waders will be allowed, rain coats, ponchos, etc. The boats will be fine and the show will go on.

A Podcast of Chris Bogart's 2015 presentation can be downloaded here:

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Meeting Information

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.


See PATINAGRAM Here - LAST UPDATE May 10, 2016


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