Friday, June 17, 2011

Pieter's Antique Tool Collection

The following article, featuring our very own Pieter Rautenbach, appeared in the South Coast Sun under the headline “Antique Tool Collection to Go on Show”

"An exhibit at the ‘Share & Show’ promotion at Seadoone Mall that will attract the older generation and especially craftsmen and builders is Pieter Rautenbach’s collection of wood hand tools.

Pieter has been collecting tools for more than 20 years and his collection is spectacular.

“If I had to value it, I would say it is worth R20,000-plus,” he said. “It’s very hard to judge. Before you could pay R10 for a plane, now it can cost R100.”

Pieter has been a Toti resident for 33 years and was an executive director at Master Builders before retiring. He has amassed his collection through countless visits to second-hand and pawn shops, garage sales and car boot sales. “They say you can judge a craftsman by the quality of his tools.

I have always had an appreciation for good tools. Tools are universal you can go anywhere in the world and trade them. They are almost a commodity.”

Pieter will take a selection of the more interesting ones in his collection, including a clamp he is hoping some knowledgeable visitor to the promotion can identify. Along with the tools, he will display catalogues and books on identifying tools for visitors to browse through.

Make sure you don’t miss out on this fabulous opportunity to see a part of craftsman history.

The ‘Share & Show’ promotion takes place at Seadoone Mall on Saturday, June 25. Interested collectors can contact Debbie on 031-903-2681 or 084-630-4088."

Ernest Roper
Durban Regional Manager


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