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Stanley #1 Smooth Plane    Stanley #1 Smooth Plane    Tan Singer Featherweight 221J Sewing Machine
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Here are Some of Our Favorite Links

 

MWTCA  Known as Midwest, the king of all tool collecting groups.  Lots of info and a well-presented site.

The Virtual Museum of Surveying History  This site consists of exhibits which cover a variety of topics related to surveying history.  As the museum grows, we will continue to develop galleries with different themed exhibits in each gallery.

Sewing in Surf City  This is my friend Nancy's blog, and if you are into sewing, fabric, and fashion you'll want to take a look and add it to your favorites.  It's a fun read, and will make you want to start on that next sewing project!

Jim Bode Tools   Jim Bode offers some of the finest quality & nicest antique tools available on the net or elsewhere on his website.  Take a Look.

Jon Zimmers Antique Tools   This is one of the better antique tool sites on the Internet.  Jon has the distinction of being one of the first, and is by the far the best.  

AntiqueSurveying.com    Robert Parrish has an extensive list of surveying equipment that he has for sale as well as information on the repair, restoration, cleaning, & parts making services that he offers for surveying and scientific instruments. 

www.arithmometre.org  This is Valéry Monnier's definitive site for info on this category of calculators and adding machines.  These calculators from an age past have an important place in the history of calculation and their development is an interesting story..  I have never seen a more complete and informative site on the subject.  Well worth a look if you need info on this type of instrument from a time past.. 

The Hardware Companies Kollectors Klub   Here is the place to go to learn more about Keen Kutter, Winchester, E. C. Simmons, Diamond Edge, OVB, and all the other great early hardware companies.  Two yearly meets are held in Missouri which include an amazing auction, tailgate sales and lots more.  

ISMACS  This International Sewing Machine Collectors Group publishes a  top-notch quarterly magazine and hosts several international conventions and auctions as well as their informative website.

Simmons Auction Co.   This top-notch Missouri auction house conducts outstanding specialty auctions for tools, pressing irons, Griswold and cast iron cookware, graniteware, and lots more great stuff.   A well done and very informative site.  

Museum of American Heritage  Dedicated to preserving  and displaying objects related to 19th and 20th century invention, this museum is located in Palo Alto, CA but you can also visit them online.  They offer great workshops and classes as well as their ongoing exhibits related to the history of technology.  Be sure to check out the resources on their links page.   

Pressing Iron and Trivet Collectors of America   This group was founded as Midwest Sadiron Collectors Club in 1984,  and in 2009 changed the club name to PITCA---Pressing Iron and Trivet Collectors of America---to encourage membership of all trivet collectors and pressing iron collectors East of the Mississippi, South of the Mason Dixon, up in New England, and out here on the Left Coast, as well as everywhere in between.  The quarterly newsletter "Pressing News" alone is well worth the modest yearly membership dues and the resource library you can borrow from is second-to-none.

Pressophile  This site for iron collectors maintained by Thierry Jucla is in French, but well worth the look.  Beautiful iron photos and information!

Lynn Rosack's Trivets  Trivet collector and author of The A-Z Guide to Collecting Trivets Lynn Roaack now has her second trivet book.  Take a look at her website.  Lynn is also the leader of the Trivet Collectors Network group, a place to learn, chat, and share information and photos with other "Triveteers" about their treasures.  Contact Lynn directly to buy the books and for TCN membership information.  Lynn also maintains a blog "Trivetology" with observations about trivets and collecting at https://trivetology.blogspot.com .

F.W. Muller Toy Sewing Machine Book  This 324 page book was just published by TSM collectors and researchers Rita and Manfred Koym.  It covers the history of the 111 year old factory, a list of patents and registered trademarks, wonderful color pictures of the machines as well as their boxes, and a full catalogue of all known (and unknown) toy sewing machines F. W. Muller Jr. ever produced.  For more details and ordering info, contact Rita directly by clicking on the title link above.  And be sure to visit their toy sewing machine website where you will find pictures of their collection as well as other information and a selection of the toy sewing machines they have available for sale or trade.

MyOldTools  This site by Ross Conant is the source for Millers Falls and other boring machines as well as other great tools for the timber framer and other woodworking trades.

Axel & Susanne's Sewing Machine Collection  Their website is in German but has fabulous pictures of splendid toy sewing machines in their collection, so even if you don't understand the text you will love the photos!

Sewing Machine Parts  If you are looking for parts for your vintage sewing machines, including parts for Singer Featherweights, you might be able to find them here at Guy Baker's site.

Don Livingston's Longhorn Hatters   This fellow makes some of the nicest custom designed and handmade Western hats you've ever seen, and using antique hatters tools.  Specializing in re-creations of popular film hats, and hat antiquing.  Rustic Rattlesnake Hatbands, key chains, and belts are offered as well as other Southwest gift items.  As his Slogan says, "My hats make your head feel good".

Nancee Meeker Pottery  Larry's sister's website.  Nancee is a well-known potter whose work is collected by individuals and museums nationwide.   A well-deserved mid-life change of careers has her  involved in the field of muscular therapy, as well as many other of life's pursuits.  We also now have her in training as our East Coast picker!

Furniture Knowledge   A nice site full of important information for the working woodworker, as well a nice selection of links to help you find most anything you will ever need related to woodworking.  

The Typewriter Museum  This is a new and very worthwhile typewriter site with lots of information on some rare as well as many more typical machines that are involved in this interesting collectible.  

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If you have a single antique, or a collection of antiques to sell please contact us at LCM@patented-antiques.com giving us your PHONE NUMBER  and other contact info and we will get back to you ASAP. 

To view examples of the types of antiques and collectibles we have previously sold and are always interested in helping you sell please visit our Past Sales Archive Pages at our sister website www.AntiqBuyer.com.

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Larry & Carole



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