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search engine available. Unbeatable for relevancy, ease of use,
Robert Parrish's site not only has an extensive listing of instruments and
accessories for sale but he also provides a service to repair, restore,
clean, adjust, and calibrate surveying and scientific
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.
This International Sewing Machine Collectors Group
publishes a quarterly magazine and hosts several international conventions
and auctions as well as their informative website.
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
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
Here is where you can join the oldest and largest sadiron collecting club
around. This group, originally founded as Midwest Sadiron Collectors
in 1984, is now Pressing Iron and Trivet Collectors of America. 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,
is second to none.
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.
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
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
The primary purpose of the site is to share
information with other collectors of treadle operated sewing machines from
a bygone age. If you are looking for information about your vintage
treadle sewing machine this site is the place to go. Don't miss it!
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.
Known as Midwest, the king of all tool collecting groups. Lots of
info and a well-presented site.
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