Hardware Retailing

FEB 2017

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February 2017 | HARDWARE RETAILING 91 1. This antique scale arm hangs above the entrance to the sale barn at Lone Oaks Farm and is dated 1776. 2. The sleeping facility located above the main floor of the sale barn is dubbed the "plane room," and in addition to luxury accommodations also houses a collection of, yes, antique planes. 3. The range of antique tools on display at the Lone Oaks Farm tool museum is truly staggering. From iron workers' tools and barrel-making tools to stone-cutting equipment, it is a visual history of the tools that helped forge North America. 4. Most of the tools were originally owned by an employee who collected tools as a hobby. The current owners later purchased the collection from the farmhand's family. 5. The upper floor of the sale barn houses many of the bench-tools, and everything from jigsaws and coffee grinders to a rope braider can be found on display. 1 3 4 5 2

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