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PATINA - The Potomac Antique Tools and Industries Association, Inc.

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September 13, 2015

Bill Adair, Gold Leaf DC

The meeting on September 13, 2015 will feature Bill Adair, Gold Leaf- Demonstration of guiding materials, methods, and special techniques. Bill operates from Gold Leaf studios DC and will describe best practices, sources of materials, and advice on gilding using metal leaf materials. Presentation begins at 12:15 Following mini-auction at 11:00 and Tailgating at 9:00.



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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.


See PATINAGRAM Here - UPDATE August 25, 2015


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