If you happen to pass through Oroville, California (hint: it’s a good bit north of Sacramento), you might want to take a minute to stop by Bolt’s gift to the tool world: an antique tool museum. Opened back in 2006, it looks like this little metal building houses all sorts of old wrenches, blacksmith tools, household tools, and other sorts of neat stuff.
The Eponymous Bud started his tool career as a Snap-On dealer, and later worked for Cornwall, MAC, and others. But most importantly, he’s a total tool geek, just like most of us Toolmongers. He spent over 50 years gathering the collection currently on display in his museum, and it sounds they’re still adding to the collection regularly.
Seriously, folks, if one of you manages to visit Bolt’s place, swing by the gift shop, pick up a coffee cup, and send it our way.
Bolt’s Antique Tool Museum [Main Site]