TRIVETOLOGY

Collecting, cleaning, displaying, researching, and appreciating TRIVETS and related go-withs!

Virginia Metalcrafters trivet in white brass

Recently a younger relative got married and asked for a trivet as a wedding present. I wanted to gift them something contemporary and practical, yet well made. The metal trivets … Continue reading

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Cross Publishing Company motto trivets

Motto trivet images courtesy of Tom Harmony. This cast iron “God Bless Our Home” trivet is 4 5/8″ in diameter with four short paw feet. It’s signed CROSS PUBL. (Publishing) … Continue reading

April 3, 2021

Asbestos toy sad iron with removable hood

This is Dover Manufacturing Company’s little “Asbestos” nickel-plated sad iron marked PAT. MAY 22, 1900 on the top. Only 3″ tall, it measures 4″ x 1 7/8″ and came complete … Continue reading

March 15, 2021

Plastic sprinkler bottles, Part 2: Lustro Ware

Another familiar plastic sprinkler bottle, the Lustro Ware Clothes Sprinkler, was invented by Nathan W. Roop. Design Patent No. 168,595 was filed on May 15, 1951 and granted on January 6, … Continue reading

March 1, 2021

The double pointed Banded Sheaf pattern

Each of these three little sad iron stands (trivets) could have supported a small double pointed sad iron; their oval shape and four angled iron guides are the tipoff. The … Continue reading

February 15, 2021

Horseshoe plaque trivet styles and acronyms

The majority of horseshoe plaque trivets date from the late 1800’s through the early 1900’s, paralleling a period when fraternal orders were at their peak of popularity. All share a … Continue reading

February 1, 2021

Plastic sprinkler bottles, Part 1: Minerware

Did you know that sprinkling water onto fabric prior to ironing helps to release wrinkles? From the 1940s through the 1960s, before steam irons were widely available and affordable, sprinkler … Continue reading

January 15, 2021 · 4 Comments

A Greek inspired trivet

This lovely cast iron trivet appears to depict a woman in Ancient Greek Dress. Documented on page 130 of Kelly & Ellwood’s reference book Trivets & Stands, it’s rated Rare. Details: 8 … Continue reading

January 1, 2021

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