Ohio Tool Collectors Association
Ohio's organization of Tool Collectors, Historians, Craftspeople, Educators, Preservationists.
Ohio Tool Collectors Association (OTCA) is a regional organization. It was founded in 1974. Its purpose is the preservation, study and understanding of early American industry tools, implements, and devices of the farm, home industry and shops of the pioneers. Also the study the crafts in which these objects were used and the craftsman who used them. And to share the knowledge and understanding with others, especially where it benefits restorations, museums and like institutions.
Ohio Tool Collectors Association meetings are held four times each year at various locations around the state of Ohio. The meets are often held at a historical site or local or state museum having tools and artifacts of interest to collectors. During these meetings, members can attend presentations and increase their understanding about early American trades, tools and techniques. Also members will put together displays or presentations featuring a special portion of their own collections, often rivaling museum diplays. These are the highlights of the meetings, and all members are encouraged to participate. All members are encouraged to bring tradings and sale items and tools for barter, exchange or just for showing off. Tables are provided, with registration, free at the meeting locations.
New members are encouraged to attend a meeting or if interested in joining simply email the address listed below for a registration form to be emailed back to you, for your review or select the links below.
Links to other Sites:
Mid-West Tool Collectors Assn.
Early American Industries Assn.
Fine Tool Journal
Martin J Donnelly
Missouri Valley Wrench Club
Potomac Antique Tools & Industries Assn.
Rocky Mountain Tool Collectors
Click here for membership application
Southwest Tool Collectors Assn.
Meeting Notice
Locations:  See Below
Date:  See Below , (starting 8 AM until 11 AM)
Host: See Below
Snack: Donuts & coffee or tea will be available
Tools: Don't forget to bring tools for show, sale or trade
Ladies Program:
Businees Meeting: A short business meeting follows around 10:30
Registration: $10.00 total for family member, spouse
                  and young children. Guests pay the same
                  Please call a neighboring member or bring a friend along
Dues: Dues can be paid at the meeting, $15.00 per year

The meetings for the 2009 year are scheduled for;
Feb 22th, 2009
    Pickerington Jr. High School 130 Hill Road Pickerington, OH 43147
    Host: Richard Lawton 614.262.7445
May 17th, 2009
    Zoar Village Fire Station Main St, Zoar, OH 44697
    Host: Paul Boldt 330-494-4470
Aug 16, 2008
    Ottawa Bota Farm 7585 Taway Road Radnor, OH 43066
    Host: Walter Calvin 740-494-4243
Nov 8nd, 2009
    American Legion Post 232, 12580 River Rd. Grand Rapids, OH 43522
    Host: Dave Jeffers 419.832.2647
Crafts of New Jersey
Society of Workers in Early Arts & Trades
Advanced Patent Search via Google
The Hardware Companies Kollectors Klub
Pacific Northwest Tool Collectors
United States Patent & Trademark Office
Canadian Patents Database
European Patent Office
American Precision Museum
The Astragal Press Lindsay Books
The Oughtred Society (Slide Rules)
Society for the Preservation of Old Mills
Society for Industrial Archeology
The Davistown Museum
Rose Antique Tools
Museum of Woodworking Tools
Medieval and Renaissance Woodworking
Organization Information:
Preserving Arts & Skills of the Trades
Name: Ohio Tool Collectors Association
Email: ohio_tool@yahoo.com
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