Links to history, archaeology and tool museums
and information sources not in Maine

Located in the United States (see below for those located outside the United States)

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ABANA Artist-Blacksmith's Association of North America: PO Box 816, Farmington, GA 30638, 706 310-1030.

Alloy Artifacts: Tool History Page.

American Association of Museums: 1575 Eye St. N.W., Suite 400, Washington, DC 20005, (202) 289-9132.

American Bladesmith Society

American Clock and Watch Museum. 100 Maple St., Bristol, CT 06010 (860)583-6070.

American College of the Building Arts: 21 Magazine Street, Charleston, South Carolina 29401, 877.283.5245, 843.577.5245, Fax: 843.577.2451.

American Digger Magazine: PO Box 126, Acworth, GA 30101, 770-362-8671.

American Journeys: Sponsored by the Wisconsin Historical Society

American Museum of Natural History

American Precision Museum:Windsor, Vermont.

American Revolution.org American Textile History Museum: 491 Dutton Street, Lowell, MA 01854-4221, (978) 441-0400.

Analysis and Replication of Historical Materials: Dr Stephen Birkett, Department of Systems Design Engineering, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 3G1, 519-888-4567 Ext. 3792.

Antique Gun Room: This is a business that sells guns, their website includes a great set of links to sites on Colonial American history.

Area Vibes: A Guide to New York Historical Resources

Archaeological Institute of America: Boston University, 656 Beacon Street, 4th Floor, Boston, MA 02215-2006
Tel: 617-353-9361   FAX: 617-353-6550.

Archiving Early America: dvitale@attglobal.net

ArchNet: Worldwide Web Virtual Library for Archaeology.

Association for Manufacturing Technology: 7901 Westpark Dr., McLean, VA 22102-4206, 703-893-2900.

Association for Preservation Technology International: 4513 Lincoln Ave., Suite 213, Lisle, IL 60532-1290.

Astragal Press: (Founded in 1983) 8075 – 215th Street West, Lakeville, MN 55044, (952) 469-6699 or (800) 846-7027, (952) 469-1968 or (800) 330-6232.

Bahr's Mill: Gabelsville, PA, 610-369-7266, fax: 215-679-5388.

Baker Library at Dartmouth College: Hinman Box 6025, (603) 646-2560.

Berger: CST/Berger, 255 West Fleming Street, P.O. Box 359, Watseka, IL 60970 U.S.A.

Bicknell Supply Company: PO Box 900, 360 College Ave., Elberton, GA 30635, (800)241-7105.

Bill Hooks

Blade Forums: The leading edge of knife discussion.

Bolt's Antique Tool Museum: 1650 Broderick Street, Oroville, CA. (530) 538-2528 or (530) 533-3096.

Boring Tools

Boston Athenaeum: 10 1/2 Beacon St., Boston, MA 02108, (617) 227-0270.

Brown & Sharpe Co. Cape Cod Maritime Museum: 135 South St., PO Box 443, Hyannis, MA 02601, (508) 775-1723.

Clamps

Charles River Museum of Industry: Charles River Museum of Industry, 154 Moody Street, Waltham, MA 02453

Crabtree Publishing Company
: Dept 2TPHC1F, PMB 16A, 350 Fifth Ave. Ste. 3308, NY, NY 10118, (212) 496-5040

Collectors of Rare And Familiar Tools Society (CRAFTS): 38 Colony Court, Murray Hill, NJ 07974.

Colonial Williamsburg: The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, P.O. Box 1776, Williamsburg, VA 23187-1776, (757) 220-7286.

Concord Museum: 200 Lexington Road, Concord, MA 01742, (978) 369-9763.

Connecticut Antique Machinery Association, Inc.: P.O. Box 1467 New Milford, CT 06776.

Connecticut Valley School of Woodworking. classes@schoolofwoodworking.com. 249 Specer St., Machnester, CT  06040. 1-860-657-0303.

D'Elia Antique Tool Museum: PO Box 164, 21 Brook Road, Scotland, CT 06264, (860) 456-1516.

Delphion Research

Directory of American Tool and Machinery Patents The Disstonian Institute: Online Reference of Disston Saws.

C. DREW & CO. Tool Collectors Research Group

Early American Industries Association (EAIA): 167 Bakerville Rd., South Dartmouth, MA 02748-4198, (508) 993-4198.

Early Sports and Pop Culture Blog: Ran an article about monkey wrenches referencing this website.

Eastern States Archeological Federation (ESAF): PO Box 11256, Alexandria, Virginia 22312, 703-256-1304.

Early Rhode Island Toolmakers and Tradesmen Everything Carpenters, from About Carpentry to Trim Carpenters Everything Saws, from Air Saws to Zero Clearance Farmers' Museum: Lake Road, Cooperstown, NY 13326, 888-547-1450.

Epic Woodworking (Tom McLaughlin): Cantebury, NH.

Eric Sloane Museum & Kent Iron Furnace: 31 Kent-Cornwall Rd, Kent, CT 06757, 860-927-3849.

Fraunces Tavern Museum: 54 Pearl Street, New York, NY 10004-2429, 212-425-1778 Fax: 212-509-3467.

First American tinsmiths: William and Edgar Pattison

The Furniture Institute of Massachusetts. 116 Water Street, Beverly, MA  01915. furniture@verizon.net. 1-978-922-0615.

Genesee Country Village and Museum: 1410 Flint Hill Road, Mumford, NY 14511, Fax: (585) 538-6927, Telephone: (585) 538-6822.

Hagley Museum and Library: PO Box 3630, Wilmington, DE 19807-0630, (302) 658-2400. Hamau Webdirectory

HammerInHand: To help preserve the tradtional techniques of the blacksmith.

Hammer Museum: 108 Main Street Haines, AK 99827. (907) 766-2374.

Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library: University of Georgia Libraries, Athens, GA 30602-1641, (706) 542-7123 / FAX: (706) 542-4144 / Email: hargrett@arches.uga.edu.

Harvard Business School Baker Library Historic Deerfield: Box 321, Deerfield, MA 01342-0321(413) 774-5581, Fax: (413) 775-7220. Hopewell Furnace: National Historic Site, 2 Mark Bird Lane, Elverson, PA 19520, 610-582-8773.

Internet Archive: "...building a digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form. Like a paper library, we provide free access to researchers, historians, scholars, and the general public."

Jim Bode Tools: PO Box 44, Elizaville, NY 12523, 518-537-8665.

Kendall Whaling Museum: Sharon, MA, (781) 784-5642.

Kivimäe, Peeter: A collection of over 60,000 tools focusing on Estonian blacksmith history

Kramer Museum of Tools & Technology

L. S. Starrett Company: 121 Crescent Street, Athol, MA 01331, 978-249-3551, FAX: 978-249-8495.

Landis Valley Museum: 2451 Kissel Hill Road, Lancaster, PA 17601, 717.569.0401, Fax: 717.560.2147.

Ledyard Sawmill: Sawmill Park, Route 214 (Iron Street), Ledyard, Connecticut.

Lester F. Larsen Tractor Test & Power Museum:  University of Nebraska-Lincoln, PO Box 830833, Lincoln, Nebraska 68583-0833, (402) 472-8389, FAX (402) 472-8367.

Lock Museum of America, Inc. 230 Main Street (Route 6), Terryville, CT 06786. (860) 480-4408.

Lost Art Press.

Maritime History Resources

Massachusetts Archaeological Society, Inc. (MAS): PO Box 700, Middleborough, MA 02346-0700, 508 947-9005.

Mayflower Web Pages: Caleb Johnson.

Medieval Woodworking Resources: Tools & Technology: Gary R.Halstead

Mercer Museum: Pine and Ashland Streets, Doylestown, PA, (215) 345-0210. Mid-West Tool Collectors Association: P.O. Box 8016, Berkeley, CA 94707-8016.

Missouri Valley Wrench Club

Mocotagan: A nice website describing crooked knives, which is, unfortunately, no longer available. Elliot Sayward, now deceased, had posted this information. If anyone finds a new link for crooked knives, please let us know.

Mourt's Relation: (1622) by Eward Winslow, reprinted on the web.

Museum of Our Industrial Heritage: 77 Petty Plain Rd., Greenfield, MA 01303, (413) 773-5463.

The Museum of Surveying: 220 S. Museum Drive, Lansing, MI 48933, (517) 484-6605.

Museum of Woodworking Tools Musical Saw Manufacturers

Mystic Seaport: P.O. Box 6000, 75 Greenmanville Avenue, Mystic, CT 06355-0990, 860-572-0711. National Ornamental Metal Museum: 374 Metal Museum Drive, Memphis, TN 38106, 901-774-6380.

New Bedford Whaling Museum: 18 Johnny Cake Hill, New Bedford, MA 02740, (508) 997-0046.

New Britain Industrial Museum: 185 Main St., I.I.E.T. Building, Second Floor, New Britain, CT 06051, (860) 832-8654.

New England Historic Genealogical Society New Hampshire Historical Society: 30 Park Street, Concord, NH 03301-6384, 603/228-6688.

New York State Historical Association: Lake Rd., State Highway 80, PO Box 800, Cooperstown, NY 13326, library@nysha.org.

North American Model Engineering Society: 36506 Sherwood, Livonia, MI, 48154.

North Carolina Museum of History: 4650 Mail Service Center, 5 East Edenton Street, Raleigh, NC 27699-4650, (919) 715-0200.

Old Sturbridge Village: 1 Old Sturbridge Village Road, Sturbridge, MA 01566, (508) 347-3362.

Old Woodworking Machines Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture: P.O. Box 8781, Williamsburg, VA 23187-8781Telephone: (757)-221-1110, FAX: (757) 221-1047, E-mail: ieahc1@facstaff.wm.edu. Oyster Bay Historical Society:  P.O. Box 297, 20 Summit Street, Oyster Bay, New York 11771-0297,  (516) 922-5032.

Patented American Marking and Mortise Gages: 1854 - 1900 Peabody Essex Museum: East India Square, Salem, MA 01970.

Papawswrench: 1711 W. Willis St. , Alvin , Tx. 77511; 979-482-0626.

Pigeon, Joseph A. Grave Locator entry. Some sailing ship keeper and belaying pins that belonged to Joseph A. Pigeon reside in the museum collection. Pigeon worked on a number of naval ships throughout his career and owned boat shops in Taunton and Charlestown, Massachusetts.

Popular Woodworking University: Ayer, MA. (978)772-0030. sdbranam@gmail.com.

Robbins Museum of Archaeology: 17 Jackson Street, Middleboro, MA 02346-0700, 508 947-9005.

Roger K. Smith Antique Tool Catalogs: P.O. Box 177, Athol, MA  01331, (978) 249-5990.

Rose Antique Tools

Saugus Iron Works: National Historic Site, 244 Central Street, Saugus, MA 01906-2107, 781-233-0050.

Shelburne Museum: U.S. Route 7, P.O. Box 10, Shelburne, Vermont 05482, 802/985-3346, Fax: 802/985-2331.

Slater Mill Historic Site: 175 Main Street, Pawtucket, Rhode Island 02860, 401-725-8638.

The Sloane Stanley Museum: Connecticut Historical Commission, 59 South Prospect St., Hartford, CT 06106, 203-566-3005.

Smithsonian National Museum of American History: 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C.

Society for American Archaeology: 900 Second Street NE #12, Washington, DC 20002-3557, 202-789-8200, Fax: 202-789-0284.

Society of Early Americanists: Prof. Michael P. Clark, Dept. of English and Comparative Literature, University of California, Irvine, mpclark@uci.edu.

Society for the History of Technology (SHOT): Department of the History of Science Medicine, and Technology, 216B Ames Hall, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21218, (410) 516-8349 FAX: (410) 516-7502.

Society for Industrial Archaeology: Department of Social Sciences, Michigan Technological University, 1400 Townsend Drive, Houghton, MI 49931-1295, (906) 487-1889.

Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities: SPNEA, 141 Cambridge St., Boston, MA 02114, 617-227-3956.

Society for the Preservation and Study of American Wooden Planes: P.O. Box 152, New Milford, NJ 07646-0152.

Society Hill Directory:

Squantum (Squanto, Tisquantum): The website contains information about his life history.

Stone Quarries and Beyond Strawbery Banke: P.O. BOX 300, Portsmouth, NH 03802, 603-433-1100 FAX 603-433-1115.

Super Tool: The Superior Works: Patrick's Blood and Gore.

Tillers International: Cook's Mill Learning Center, 10515 East OP Avenue, Scotts, MI 49088.

Trade Axe & Tomahawk Collectors Association

Timber Framers Guild: PO Box 60, Becket, MA 01223, Phone and fax 888-453-0879.

Tool Talk: PAST (Preserving Arts and Skills of the Trades)

Tremont Nail: 8 Elm Street, Wareham, MA 02571, 800-842-0560 Understanding the Colonial Economy: This website is part of the National Council on Economic Education and offers lesson plans for teachers.

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Viking Sword: Ethnographic arms and armor

Vintage Saws Library

The Virtual Tools Museum: Southern Polytechnic State University.

Whalecraft: by Thomas G. Lytle Wilton Heritage Museum: 244 Danbury Rd., Wilton, CT 06897, (203) 762-7257.

Winterthur Museum: Winterthur, DE 19735, 800-448-3883.

Worcester Historical Museum:  30 Elm Street, Worcester, MA 01609, 508/753-8278.

Yesteryears Tools: Tom Lamond, 30 Kelsey Place, Lynbrook, NY 11563.

Located outside the United States

Australia

Hand Tool Preservation Association of Australia: PO Box 1163, Carlton, Victoria, Australia 3053.

Belgium

House of Metallurgy and Industry Liege

Museum for Old Techniques

Canada

Early Canadiana Online

MacLachlan Woodworking Museum: 2993 Hwy 2 East at Grass Creek Park, Kingston, Ontario, Canada K7L 2Z3, (613) 542-0543 Fax (613) 547-5968.

New Brunswick Museum: 1 Market Square, Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada E2L 4Z6, (506) 643-2300

The Tool Group of Canada: 2929 Elgin Mills Road, Markham.

Denmark

Nationalmusseet: National Museum of Denmark, Centre for Maritime Archaeology, Havnevej 7, 2. DK-4000 Roskilde, Tel.: +45 4632 1600, Fax: +45 4632 2477.

France

Les Amis de l'Outil (LADO)

Maison de l'Outil et de la Pensee Ouvriere:  Tool Museum at Troyes, 7, rue de la Trinité - 10 000 Troyes - France, Tél : (33).03.25.73.28.26 - Fax : 03.25.73.90.47.

Sheep shears

Germany

Deutsches Museum:  80306 München, Germany.

Deutsches Werkzeugmuseum: Historisches Zentrum Remscheid, Cleffstr. 2 - 6, 42855 Remscheid, Germany, 0 21 91/16 25 19, Fax 0 21 91/16 31 55. Germanisches National Museum: Kartausergasse 1, D-90402 Nurnberg.

Hobelmuseum: in Langenfeld, Germany: Hobelmuseum Gerhard Schmitz, Hansastraße 11, 40764 Langenfeld, Tel. 02173 13018.

Städtisches Museum: Am Löwenwall, DE-38100 Braunschweig, Germany.

Tischlerei-Museum Bremen: Ansgaritorstraße 24, 28195 Bremen, Tel. 0421 - 171703.

Italy

L. Pigorini National Museum of Prehistory and Ethnography: Piazzale Guglielmo Marconi, 14, Rome

Museo Del Falegname (The Joiner's Museum): Via Papa Giovanni, 59 24030 Almenno S. Bartolomeo (Bergamo), tel. +39-035-549198.

Villa Giulia National Museum: Piazzale di Villa Giulia, 9, Rome, phone: 3201951/3201993.

Netherlands

Amsterdams Historisch Museum: Kalverstraat 92, Sint Luciensteeg 27 en, Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 357, 020 523 17 43.

Fries Museum: Postbus 1239, 8900 CE Leeuwarden, telefoon (058) 255 55 00, fax (058) 213 22 71.

Nederlands Scheepvaartmuseum Amsterdam: Kattenburgerplein 1, 1088 KK Amsterdam, +31 (0) 20 523 22 22, Fax +31 (0)20 523 22 13.

Sweden

The Museum of National Antiquities (Statens Historiska): Box 5428, S-114 84 Stockholm, Phone: +46-(0)8-519 556 00.

United Kingdom

Antiquetools.co.uk: Tool articles from the Toolshop International Auction catalogues about both tools and manufacturers.

The Ashmolean Museum of Art & Archaeology: Beaumont Street, OXFORD OX1 2PH UK, Tel: Oxford (01865) 278000, Fax: Oxford (01865) 278018.

British Blades: A forum for knives, knifemaking, tools and outdoor equipment.

The British Museum: Great Russell Street, WC1B 3DG, London, England, Telephone: 020 7323 8605 / 8195 fax: 020 7323 8985.

The Canal Museum, Stoke Bruene: Towcester, Northamptonshire NN12 7SE, Telephone 01604 862229.

Haslemere Educational Museum: 78 High Street, Haslemere, Surrey GU27 2LA, phone 01428 642112.

Hawley Collection: c/o ARCUS, Research School of Archaeology, University of Sheffield, West Court, 2 Mappin Street, Sheffield S1 4DT, Telephone + 44 (0)114 222 7100.

Jorvik Viking Centre: Coppergate, York Y01 9WT, UK.

Kent Battle of Britain Museum: Aerodrome Road, Hawkinge, Nr. Folkestone, Kent CT18 7AG, UK.

Maritime History: Michael Phillips and Jane Buchmann Phillips

Museum of English Rural Life: The University of Reading, Whiteknights, PO Box 229, Reading RG6 6AG, Berkshire, England. Telephone: (0118) 9318660. Fax: 0118 9751264.

Museum of Knots & Sailor's Ropework: 501 Wherstead Rd, Ipswich, Suffolk IP2 8LL UK.

Museum of London: 150 London Wall, LONDON EC2Y 5HN, UK.

Museum of St Albans: Hatfield Road, St Albans, Hertfordshire AL1 3RR, UK, Telephone 01727 819340, Fax 44 01727 837472, Email a.wheeler@stalbans.gov.uk National Maritime Museum: Greenwich, LONDON SE10 9NF, UK.

National Maritime Museum Cornwall: Falmouth, UK.

National Museum and Gallery, Cardiff: Cathays Park, Cardiff, CF 10 3NP, +44 (0) 29 2039 7951.

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard: Building 1/7 College Rd., HM Naval Base, Portsmouth POI 3LJ, United Kingdom, 023 9286 1512.

Salisbury and South Wiltshire Museum: The King's House, 65 The Close, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP1 2EN, United Kingdom, +44 (0) 1722 332151. The Science Museum: (Victoria & Albert Museum) Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London SW7 2DD, United Kingdom, +44 (0)870 870 4771 Sheffield Industrial Museums: Kelham Island Museum, Alma St., Sheffield S3 8RY, UK, 0114 272 2106.

Tool Archives: A community-driven archive of information on the history of Hand Tools, Power Tools, Vises, and Tool Storage Solutions

Tools and Trades History Society: Southay, Trull, Taunton TA3 7EX, UK.

Webster Instrument Signature Database: A comprehensive database of signatures found on tools and instruments.

White's 1857 Directory of Derbyshire: