BOLT'S ANTIQUE TOOL MUSEUM (BATM) - now has on display over 12,000 of the most important items ever invented by mankind, 'HAND TOOLS'.
This makes BATM the only known location of its kind in the
BATM is bursting at the walls with displays, history,
cataloging, information, and extremely knowledgeable docents to
help in maintaining these things that most of us take for
granted in our everyday lives.
We are in need of your help! We would very much like
to become a self sufficient, self supporting member of the local
Your donation will be used only for helping to make BATM a
self supporting member of the community and if you would be so
kind as to help us in our endeavor to become the most unique
museum of its kind in the world and a self supporting member of
the local community we look forward to having you on board this
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Danny Ray Thomas
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1650 Broderick Street Oroville, Ca.
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August 22nd - 10:00 am - Bolt’s ATM - by Rod Hisken
Come visit the Tool Museum on August 22nd and see an array of rare and
beautifully restored old tractors like the 1959 John Deere 620 Orchard Tractor
This 620 was discovered in an olive orchard north of Oroville. It is one of only
26 gas models the John Deere Company made from 1958 – 1959
It was improved so that it wouldn’t tear off tree limbs when discing.
This and other tractors will be on display from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
in the parking lot.
Rod Hisken, rancher, tractor collector and restorer, will give a presentation
on tractors dating from 1892 to 1960. He is a good friend to Bud and Laila Bolt
and the Museum and his talks are very relaxed and humorous. His regard for
local history and Bolt’s Antique Tool Museum, which he considers one of
Oroville’s finest “jewels”, will make it an event to remember!
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Article from Oroville, CA. local GOLDEN VALUES
magazine April-June 2014
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
Our museum displays over 12,000 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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