Tag Archives: Tools

Exploring Antique Technologies

Exploring Antique Technologies

by Kary Pardy From the wheel to the iPhone X, the broad term “technology” encompasses each of our inventions and tools. But what happens when we no longer need the technology, when the tool is replaced by something more modern?

Great Collections: May 2017

Great Collections: May 2017

A Tool for Every Purpose – The Gardening Tool Collection of Mark Morrison By Judy Gonyeau Seeds of His Collection Like so many collectors, Mark Morrison’s eye for antiques began at an early age while growing up in Wisconsin. “Ever

Museum Highlights: September 2016

Museum Highlights: September 2016

Bolt’s Antique Tool Museum Oroville, CA The Most Important Man- Made Product on Earth Deep in the Sierra Nevada Foothills in the City of Oroville, California resides Bolt’s Antique Tool Museum. Inside this 5,000 square foot museum visitors will find

Collector’s Showcase: September 2016

Collector's Showcase: September 2016

Planes Collector Mark Cerel collects planes, but it’s not a hobby that requires an airplane hangar to warehouse; Mark’s hobby is collecting vintage and antique hand planes and other woodworking tools. A plane is nothing more than a tool for

Tool Blocks

Tool Blocks

Every profession has its tools, which evolve and refine to keep pace with technology and the changing needs of the trade. Here are examples of four different vocations and the museums that showcase the collections that tell their story. Medical

The Collectability and Usability of Antique Tools

The Collectability and Usability of Antique Tools

by Patrick Leach Renowned Connoisseur of Antique Tools, Owner of Supertool.com featuring “Patrick’s Blood and Gore,” and Purveyor of Fine Used Tools It’s easy to collect tools. They are all over the place. They had to be for America to

A New Nation

A New Nation

Tools and American Life in the Pilgrim Era By Erica Lome Almost four hundred years ago, Pilgrims landed on Plymouth Rock. This story is often told in classrooms, museums, and tours — and for good reason. Much of the American

Publisher’s Corner: September 2016

Publisher's Corner: September 2016

Tools of the Trades By Maxine Carter-Lome Eli Whitney is credited as saying “We can’t make anything until we make tools.” That’s the take-away from this month’s issue. Every profession has its tools of the trade, and those tools have