TRIVETOLOGY

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

Electric Furnace Man (EFM) trivets

Each EFM trivet was hand enameled by a local artisan. The history of the EFM trivet begins with the 1907 founding of General Machine Company in New York City. The … Continue reading

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The Quick Meal sad iron stand

This rare sad iron stand (7 x 5″ with 3 feet; 1561 on reverse) sold on eBay for $155.50 on 2/4/12 after 16 bids. What’s so unusual about it? Well, … Continue reading

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Ranch Brand trivets by Virginia Metalcrafters (Loth)

A complete collection of 12 Ranch Brand trivets. The W. J. Loth Stove Company of Waynesboro, Virginia was founded in 1890. They produced parlor and cook stoves until 1938, when … Continue reading

July 1, 2019

Another Good Luck cat trivet from the UK

British Shorthair Cat by George E. Koronaios CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons In August 2018 I discussed two Good Luck cat trivets from the UK. Recently I won a third … Continue reading

June 16, 2019

The Iron Art Company, Philipsburg, NJ

The Iron Art Company of Phillipsburg, New Jersey was in business from 1959 to 1989. It was a major distributor of cast iron products in the 1950’s and 1960’s, contracting … Continue reading

June 1, 2019

Rogers Clean Grip clothes pins

“Go-Withs” are items that enhance a collection. Many trivet collectors enjoy collecting and displaying related laundry items, and these vintage plastic clothes pins are a great example. This unique style … Continue reading

May 15, 2019

Trivets and stands with patents

Patents A patent protects a product, design or process that meets certain criteria for originality, practicality, suitability, and/or utility. The patent process starts at the time a patent application is submitted … Continue reading

May 1, 2019

Robert Emig Products, Reading, PA

Front cover of the 1968 Emig catalog Robert Emig Products of Reading, Pennsylvania was a distributor of decorative metalware. Contracts were signed with independent foundries to create the castings; Emig … Continue reading

April 15, 2019

Gallery of panel trivets

A panel trivet is defined by its trowel-shaped design and an oval, square or rectangular plaque bearing advertising or an inscription. Many of these trivets were likely a promotion with … Continue reading

March 15, 2019

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THE TRIVET COLLECTORS NETWORK is a Facebook group I founded and moderate. It’s a place to meet other collectors, exchange information, share favorite images, and ask and answer questions about trivets. You’re invited to join our group!

JOIN PITCA!  Membership in Pressing Iron and Trivet Collectors of America provides the opportunity to learn more about trivets, irons and other laundry collectibles while networking with others with similar interests. Dues begin at only $30 a year and include many valuable benefits. View a past issue of our quarterly journal Pressing News.

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The Dave and Sue Irons Auction precedes the PITCA Convention on Thursday, August 1, 2019 in Pittsburgh, PA.

Check out this video of Dave Irons with Martha Stewart! Collecting Irons

The 2019 PITCA Convention will be held Friday, August 2nd and Saturday, August 3rd, 2019 in Pittsburgh, PA.

Starting August 2019, Trivetology will publish on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month.

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