A Treasure In The Old Mining Town of Nevada City, California

Over 3000 tools from 1712 to 1930 representing the world-wide skilled craft traditions including America, Lithuania, Turkey and Japan.

The de Young Museum

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Museum Curator Mike Snegg standing with “Photograms” of images of tools from the Antique Tool Museum.  The photograms were displayed at the San Francisco de Young Museum in 2007.   

The “Romance of Tools”

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Museum Curator Mike Snegg discusses author Eric Sloane’s characterization of the “Romance of Tools,” which has been a guiding philosophy of the museum. The artistically displayed collection of antique tools is in a historic old barn.