The Gristmill

The Gristmill is the official publication of the Mid-West Tool Collectors Association Inc. It is printed quarterly and distributed exclusively to our members, which is one of the key benefits of membership in our organization. The Gristmill contains numerous articles relating to the history, usage, and understanding of tools. It is also contains all the key information pertaining to M-WTCA meetings, news, upcoming events, auctions, announcements, want ads, and general articles of interest to tool collectors.

The Gristmill is only available to members and to you, once you join our organization. The informational value you will get from The Gristmill is worth much, much more than the cost of your membership!!

Here are the feature articles in the latest issue of The Gristmill. (Please check out those with links) See what else you missed if you are not a member!!

Gristmill Articles in the March 2018 issue

  • Memphis National Meeting Recap
  • Area Meeting Reports
  • Update on Former Scholarship Recipient
  • The Surprising Palate For a Mason’s Legacy
  • 18th Century Planemakers, Blacksmiths and Inventors from the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia
  • The Halfback: An Update
  • A Major Change in the History of the Tape Measure
  • A Locking Gas Cap
  • Lest We Forget
  • Tool Family Trees
  • What’s It
  • Auxiliary News
  • And much, much more!!

Current Sample Articles

Older Sample Articles

Full Gristmill Index

Lest We Forget

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