Online Resources of Interest To Tool Collectors

A large number of web sites supply information on antique tool collecting, identification and use. The following list is not intended to be all-inclusive but simply to provide a starting point for your search. Send suggestions or corrections to us via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
ORGANIZATIONS
United States
PATINA The Potomac Antique Tools and Industries Association
PAST Tool Collectors (formerly Preserving Arts and Skills of the Trades)
 
International
  
TOOL AUCTIONS
Brown Tool Auctions (The Fine Tool Journal LLC)
David Stanley (England)
  
TOOL PUBLICATIONS
Periodicals
The Tool Shed (comes with membership in CRAFTS)
The Chronicle and Shavings (come with membership in EAIA)
The Gristmill (comes with membership in Mid-West Tool Collectors Association)
The Fine Tool Journal (by subscription)
 
Books
Astragal Press (acquired by Rowman & Littlefield)
 
MUSEUMS
Arnold Zoloft Tool Museum (South Hero, VT)
Colonial Williamsburg (Williamsburg, VA)
Davistown Museum (Liberty, ME)
East Jersey Old Town Village (Piscataway,  NJ)
Edison Museum (West Orange, NJ)
Mercer Museum (Doylestown, PA)
Mystic Seaport (Mystic, CT)
Old Bedford Museum (Bedford, PA)
Old Sturbridge Village (Sturbridge, MA)
Shelburne Museum (Shelburne, VT)
Smithsonian (Washington, D.C. and New York, NY)
Speedwell Iron Works (Morristown, NJ)
Bahr's Mill (website is not accessible)
 
INTERESTING SITES 
Electronic Neanderthal - One of the earliest sources of information about tools. Still useful, but is out of date.
Millers Falls Home Page (oldtoolheaven.com)
Online resource for historic preservation (PreservationDirectory.com)
 
ANTIQUE AND VINTAGE TOOL SELLERS
Jim Bode Tools (Jim Bode, Elizaville, NY)
TakeADip Vintage Tools (Bob Garay, Lake Hopatcong, NJ)
Vintage Tools (J.D. Isaacs, Richland, WA)
Antique-Used-Tools (Bob Kaune, Port Angeles, WA)
Georgesbasement (George Langford, Berwyn, PA)
Get a Grip and More (Daniel, Washington, NJ)
Hyperkitten Tool Company (Joshua Clark, Oxford, CT)
NH Plane Parts and The Vintage Tool Shoppe (Eric, Fremont, NH)
Whitney House Tool Shop (Linda Mariconda, The Lafayette Mill Antique Center, Lafayette, NJ)
Timeless Tools & Treasures (Jane Butler, Antrim, NH)
YesteryearsTools (Tom Lamond, Lynbrook, NY)
VintageSaws (Broadview Heights, OH)
Iron Bridge Tools (Shelburne Falls, MA)
Vintage Tool Shop (Stalbridge, Dorset, UK)
Old Tools Ltd (East Sussex, UK)
The Tool Exchange (Australia)
 
MODERN TOOL MAKERS
Blackburn Tools (Isaac Smith)
Old Street Tool, Inc. (formerly Clark & Williams) - Planemaker
Red Rose Reproductions - Traditional Woodworking Tools & Molding Planes
Stanley Black and Decker (corporate site)
Veritas Tools (Canada)
 
WOODWORKING & OTHER ORGANIZATIONS
Bucks Woodturners (Bucks County, PA)
 
SCHOOLS & MISCELLANEOUS
The Wood Joint (Tinton Falls, NJ)
Acanthus (Chuck Bender) (Jim Thorpe, PA)
 
 
 

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