|Remember, many of the items we offer for sale are
Handmade one at a time by either Allen or Colleen.
Although we try to keep things in stock, when we go to
shows, we do get behind on some of the orders. We ask
that you please be patient with us and order early if possible
so we have time to complete your order. Thank you for
|Purveyors of 18th and 19th Century Merchandise
|Our goods include wool blankets, beads, ironwork, powder
horns, tinware, quillwork and more. Many of these items are
handmade by either Allen or Colleen.
Allen started Turkey Foot Trading Company and Forge over 30
years ago and Colleen joined him a few years later.
Their Children Jacob and Sarah have worked in the family
business since they could walk.
Allen is a blacksmith and has apprenticed at Ohio Village and
Williamsburg. The blacksmithing orders keep him pretty busy
and he can be found out in the blacksmith shop quite a bit. He
can get a little behind on the iron work orders because of hot
weather or being gone to a show. He does the packing and
shipping of the vast majority your orders.
Colleen tries to maintain the website and keep it and the sales
brochure up to date on items and prices. She does Porcupine
Quillwork, brain tans deer hides, works at making the glass
pens and makes all the soap, salves and lotion bars. She also
makes handmade thimbles and glass beads that she sells all over
the world. (Check out her links on the Handmade Glass bead
and Thimbles pages.)
We travel to about 7 French and Indian War or Revolutionary
War events a year, setting up our tent and offering our wares
We hope you will enjoy our web site!