to the “Gino Tonutti Museum” Thank-you
for visiting and it is my pleasure to have
you here with me.
First of all, I’d like to explain the
reason for the creation of this museum. I
spent my life searching for novelties in utensils,
machines and agricultural implements that
could facilitate and ease the difficult tasks
of our farmers. I learnt the art of the blacksmith
in my father’s workshop. This until
we decided that times were changing and that
if we wanted to compete against the advents
of progress we needed to set up a new workshop
with modern techniques. The new workshop became
the “Tonutti Farm Machinery Co.”
But,….. what were we to do with the
old workshop. I treasured that workshop too
much and didn’t want to see it demolished
or assigned to other uses. I then decided
to keep the machines, gears, gadgets and above
all the atmosphere and today they all stand
in their original places and tell the story
of the exhausting and hard work of the “fairs”
This is how I got the great idea of a museum.
A place where I could keep the many objects
and machinery that I had picked up, with a
collectors eye and accurate choosing, even
rescuing precious items from the scrap yards
and restoring them, over the years.
The “Museum” is divided into
THE BLACKSMITH SECTION which is the workshop
where the Tonutti’s worked as blacksmiths
up until 1965. It’s the original workshop
fitted with all the original utensils and
machinery, which are still in good working
THE AGRICULTURAL MACHINERY SECTION which
includes not only agricultural implements
and tools, but also real antique and unique
agricultural farm machinery.
THE CAR SECTION which has a collection of
nearly eighty cars including many vintage
THE MOTORCYCLE SECTION that counts for about
seventy five motorcycles from various European
and American manufacturers.
PLEASE NOTE that on this web site you will
find a small collection of photographs which
give a brief idea of all four sections of
the “Museum”. Of course if you
would like to see more, you need to come
and visit the museum. I’ll be glad
to show you around.
ENJOY YOUR VISIT!!
Gino Tonutti (1920 - 2003)
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|THE TREASURE IN THE "FARIE"
|Collection of vintage cars and motorcycles