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November 16th. 2014

The meeting on November 16, 2014 will feature Hunter Fanney. Dr. Fanney, is a mechanical engineer by trade who has worked on energy systems at the National Institute of Standards for the past 30 years. His avocation for antique cars, particularly the Ford Model A led to a complete body-off restoration of a 1929 Special Coupe. The culmination of his devotion to this project resulted in his reciept last year of the Henry Award. This is the most prestegious award given to those attempting to restore a Ford vehicle to its original factory like state. Hunter will describe the restoration process and show pictures of the work in progress.

The meeting will begin with the parking lot tool swap from 10:30 to 11:30. The mini-auction will commence at 11:30 and the formal presentation of the guest speaker, at approximately 12:30. Please don't commence selling or trading tools before 10:30am because of McLean's Sunday ordinances.


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 350 tools.

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.

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