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Talking about old tools at Prallsville Mills in June

Are you fascinated by old tools? Do you collect old tools? Do you have old mystery tools in your basement or garage?

Old tool collector Joseph Hauck will be giving a talk about vintage framing tools, and offering an opportunity for attendees to bring in antique tools for identification and to find out what they were used for and how.

Hauck’s focus will be on tools which were employed in framing buildings years ago and in constructing the older homes in the region. He will bring many examples of these tools – some of them rare – for display and discussion.

It all takes place June 4 at 7 p.m. at Prallsville Mills in Stockton, just up Route 29 from Lambertville.

Hauck is a past president of the Collectors of Rare And Familiar Tools Society of New Jersey. Club members collect, use, display or sell old tools. The organization has over 400 members in the U.S. and abroad. Hauck is also the official historian for Lebanon Borough.

The Prallsville Mills complex is unique, 10-building historic complex that includes an 1877 grist mill, a 1790 linseed oil mill, an 1850 saw mill, a 1900 grain silo and the Prall House, a late 1700’s residence that is considered one of New Jersey’s most significant early dwellings. The Mill proudly features cultural and historic events for the entire community.

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