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Below are some of our favorite links to other sites on the web that we find of interest.
PAST This is the California tool collectors group. The annual winter meeting and tool swap is in sunny San Diego. Membership includes the quarterly publication Tool Talk, which just keeps getting better and better.
MWTCA Known as Midwest, the king of all tool collecting groups. Lots of info and a well-presented site.
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.
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.
Shaker Brook Farm Antique Pressing Iron Museum This website is home to the collection of irons and laundry stoves of Bill and Peggy Heyman. This is a great website filled with loads of information, including a detailed classified listing section that makes it easy to connect with other pressing iron collectors. You will also find listings for iron collector clubs worldwide, including the Midwest Sadiron Collector Club website, as well as links to washing machine and antique wood stove websites. There is also an extensive listing of searches available that link directly to Pressing Iron related items at eBay. Try this site!
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.
Bob Campbell's Toy Sewing Machine Site Bob's informative and highly entertaining site for avid toy sewing machine collectors includes pages on toy sewing machine values and condition. From there you can also subscribe to Toy Stitchers, the weekly TSM Collector's Digest, where you can get in on the fun of chatting online with other collectors and be privy to Bob's insights about the current TSM marketplace.
Maloney's Online is a completely searchable online database of over 18,000 resources for over 3000 categories of antiques, collectibles, art, gems & jewelry, and much more. Specialty clubs, periodicals, experts, buyers, sellers, appraisers, repairers, auctioneers, book sources, museums/libraries, etc. There is a wealth of information here, be sure to visit!!
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.
MSICC Here is where you can join the oldest and largest Sadiron collecting club around. This group was founded in the Midwest in 1984, and even though they recently voted to keep the original club name instead of changing it to be more inclusive toward all of us pressing iron collectors East of the Mississippi, on the Left Coast, and those across those big Pond, they still are a great group of people. Even if you never get to any of the annual conventions, their quarterly newsletter "Pressing News" alone is well worth the modest yearly membership dues. Their resource library of books, articles and iron-related information, from which you can borrow by mail, and it is second to none.
Thornton House Don and Diane Thornton are two of the nicest people around, and Don has researched and compiled an amazing amount of important information for the collectors of Kitchenalia in general and on Egg Beaters, Churns and Apple Peelers specifically. And it would all still be laying on his desk or in a drawer if not for Diane's publishing skills and patience. You can buy his two books from me with my 1000% dealer mark-up, or just click on the link and order from them direct. I do have for sale one of the few first editions of his very first book on beaters that he can not sell you.
Sew2Go Catherine Eith's website is where "the quilting and sewing world comes to shop". Check out this site if you are looking for treadle sewing machines for sale as well as a large assortment of antique sewing machine parts, including hard-to-find parts for Singer Featherweights.
Natural Tree Furniture Free form Stick and Twig furnishings handcrafted by artisan Ray Smith. Environmentally Responsible Designs ~ Specializing in Cat Tree Furniture. In addition, one of the neatest links pages I have seen.
Woodturns A website with an extensive listing of Woodworking products, and where to buy them.
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.
The Office Museum This site has some wonderful information on antique pencil sharpeners, check protectors as well as other collectible and antique office equipment from an earlier era.
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.
Online Antique Sewing Machine Resource This site belongs to Charles Law, the author of The Encyclopedia of Antique Sewing Machines. Go here to order his well-researched and most informative book and for the most comprehensive online information on popular sewing machines manufactured between 1870-1950.
Jeff Pearson Antiques If you are looking for that special architectural piece for your yard or an iron gate, granite posts, as well as a selection of quality tools for the user and collector try this site.
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.
Internet Antique Buyers This is the best Internet buying site we have seen. It is ours. Go here to see more examples and additional information about the types of antiques that we buy.
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!
Bill Meeker Jr. (Willie) This is my brothers website, and the fellow who got the mathematics gene that I missed out on, but then I can do some things he can't. I have not been able to get him to start collecting slide rules but he does collect other things so that is a start.
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.
Antique Hot Spots Search a list of internet antique and collectible sites here.
Antique Searcher A good place to look at many listings for antique websites.
AntiqueResources.com Antique Resources is one of the world's top resources for antique and collectible news, how-to articles, product reviews, and downloads of special interest to collectors, dealers, and historians. Be sure to check out their incredibly comprehensive Museum listing page!
www.Antique.org A new antique link and information site that looks very good.
Antique Central The online source for Antique Shops and Collectors. Link to them for free! It is a growing site with lots of information and some great links.
Collectics Antiques & Collectibles Large, eclectic mix of consignment shop, antiques mall, online bookstore, reference & education, web directory, and museum featuring Art Deco, Art Nouveau, and Arts & Crafts design.
Kent Smith Auctioneers Full service auctioneers serving Texas and the Southwest. We specialize in antiques, estate liquidation and business liquidation.
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