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City of Oroville
Thank You for your
Danny Ray Thomas
The Most Important Man Made Product On Earth
1650 Broderick Street Oroville, Ca.
Our local section strives to make each and every training meeting unique and interesting for
our members. With this in mind, April Overfield arranged to hold our entire training day at
the Bolt's Antique Tool Museum in Oroville. If you missed it, I would personally encourage
you to not only visit the Tool Museum, but make sure to sit in on the presentation about the
"Evolution of Tools". We learned about how humans progressed from the stone-age tools to
the modern standardized socket wrench and beyond. Well researched and sprinkled with
humor, this is a presentation worth experiencing.
Mr. Bud Bolt (his real name), Founder of Bolt's Antique Tool Museum, was a pleasure to
listen to. The museum is one-of-a-kind in the United States. Tools were obviously his destiny
with the last name "Bolt" and his early work as a Snap-On tool dealer. The information and
exhibits contained in the museum are fascinating. Like I said before, it would be well worth
your time to visit the Bolt's Antique Tool Museum. Tracy Wyhlidko, Oroville Training
!!! EXCITING NEWS !!!
Mike Bolt and Roger Luebkeman installed it so that a given tool
can be tracked by: board #; item #; brand name; tool description; and location.
Plans are in the works to add 2 more computers,
one for research and one for the person who works on the boards.
Tracking the tools in the museum is for insurance purposes
as well as for ease of location.
Suppose for a moment a visitor, might want to see a certain tool or tools.
The docent on duty can quickly locate the item or items.
Suppose also that a certain visitor might want to do research.
A desk is set up with books and a computer toward the rear of the museum.
*Good Job! Mike & Roger!!!
In the quest to find other interesting tools, Bolt’s Antique Tool Museum has
begun acquiring kitchen gadgets from the early 1900’s that are sure to make
you wonder how cooks survived without all of the electronic and specialty
gadgets that we all take for granted today. The exhibit includes many donated
items from local resident’s Susie Cunningham and Pat Fore who each had
been collecting kitchen gadgets for some time.
Our museum displays approximately 11,000 different items consisting of
wrenches--Blacksmith Tools--Tune-Up related items
Antique Jacks--Service Station Items--an assortment of Plumbing Tools
Soldering Irons--Electric Tools--Hand Grinders and other Misc. items
We can be reached at (530) 538 - 2528
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