I had read about this tool shop in one of the many guide books i poured over before beginning this adventure but somehow had forgotten it until i saw the sign on this mornings adventure. After jamming the brakes and turning we came to the Village of Liberty Maine. (Beatrice will tell you of the background of the village). This unassuming building is the home of The Liberty Tool Company, www.libertytoolco.com , and is full of old tools from the basement to the attic (yes i covered the entire place). And there is an annex across the street in an old gas station. Also in the collection is a huge assortment of vintage books and vinyl records. This is just a small sample of what is inside. (Take note Ron)
Just to make things even more interesting is the Davistown Museum, www.davistownmuseum.org, which is directly across the street. This museum holds an amazing collection of antique tools and books. Best part is that it is a ‘hands on’ museum where you can touch all of the tools and look through the books. Also in the museum building is the Maine Artists Guild Gallery, www.davistownmuseum.org/gallery , displaying the works of 100+ local artists.
AND to add the icing to this cake is the Liberty Graphics Outlet Store on the first floor of the museum, www.lgtees.com , the original designer of nature T-shirts printed with water based ink. Unfortunately the other stores in the village were not open while we were there.
For those of you who may not remember who Tim Taylor was, travel back to 1990 and the TV show that launched Tim Allen’s acting career, Home Improvement.