TRIVETOLOGY

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

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

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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

Documenting trivets

Trivets vary in collectibility and value according to age, maker, scarcity and condition. These three Trivetology blog posts contain helpful information for assessing your trivets. ★ Antique Trivets: One size … Continue reading

March 1, 2019

Trivets with hearts

 It’s Valentines Day! Today I’m sharing some antique trivets that incorporate hearts in their design. To my Valentine ~ postcard printed in Germany, 1910. Gallery Clicking the first image will open a … Continue reading

February 14, 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.

Announcements

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.

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