TRIVETOLOGY

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

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

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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

Replating my Fortune Range trivet

In September 2019 I wrote about an interesting cast iron advertising trivet I purchased on eBay: The Fortune Range Lantz-style trivet. I was hoping someone would read my blog post and … Continue reading

December 24, 2020

Albert Schmitz trivet

This handsome trivet caught my eye on eBay last year. It was an estate piece with, unfortunately, no known provenance. I purchased it for $100 with the expectation that I’d … Continue reading

December 2, 2020

MMA Leaf trivet

The Metropolitan Museum of Art sold reproductions of several antique figural designs in their MMA Museum Gift Shop in New York City, circa 1960s. These trivets were marked © MMA on … Continue reading

November 15, 2020

The Reading Hardware Company

The Reading Hardware Company was established in 1872 and continued in operation until 1950. It was an industrial leader in the United Sates from the 1880s to the late 1920s, … Continue reading

November 1, 2020

PITCA Convention trivet displays

I’ve been a member of PITCA ~ Pressing Iron and Trivet Collectors of America ~ since 2003. Each summer our organization holds an annual convention somewhere in the Midwestern USA, … Continue reading

October 15, 2020

Similarities in the US, Swastika and Royal stands

It’s not unusual to notice design similarities among American made sad iron stands. Some collectors (myself included) wonder if the nickel plated US and Swastika sad iron stands, and possibly the … Continue reading

October 1, 2020

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