An interesting interactive presentation about the “Birth of the Automobile” will be featured at Bolt’s Antique Tool Museum on Saturday, May 17, 2014. The museum proprietor, Bud Bolt, has asked Garry Gunderson from the Northern Regional Group of the Horseless Carriage Club of America to present information about the early development of the automobile. The presentation will be fast-paced with an informative slide show, models, and tools and will feature a 1914 Mitchell Speedster automobile. Cost to attend the presentation is $3.00 per person and includes a tour of the museum.
Opened in 2006, the museum features not only tools that have been used in the United States, but also tools from 4,000 years ago, including tools thought to be made by Egyptians and Romans as far back as 400 B.C. A barbed-wire collection, old gas pumps, blacksmith tools and 125 tools representing 51 different railroads provide insight into earlier days in the United States. At last count the museum had over 11,000 tools and continues to grow each day. A gift shop with interesting tool-related items and greeting cards is also available.
While at the museum be sure and check out the special monthly displays and an interesting narrative and wrench that traces back to President Abraham Lincoln!
The museum is located at 1650 Broderick Street in Oroville, is open Monday through Saturday from 10:00 A.M. to 3:45 P.M. and Sundays from 11:45 A.M. to 3:45 P.M. Additional information can be found by visiting the museum’s website at www.boltsantiquetools.com or by calling the museum at (530) 538-2528 or the City of Oroville at (530) 538-2415.
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