TRIVETOLOGY

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

The Six In One trivet

In the early 1900s, for 20¢ a housewife could own this tool manufactured by the Park Novelty Company of Baltimore, Maryland. It was advertised as useful for “a hundred different purposes” … Continue reading

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Rub While The Iron Is Hot

Antique nickel plated cast iron stand, 9 1/2 x 4 3/8″ w/three 1” legs. This antique Scottish design is one of my favorites! Its spade shape would have accommodated a … Continue reading

May 1, 2018 · 2 Comments

Caring for brass, bronze and copper trivets

Different metals require different care. In this blog post I’ll be sharing suggestions for caring for BRASS, BRONZE and COPPER-PLATED trivets. DISCLAIMER The following information is offered from my personal … Continue reading

April 15, 2018 · 4 Comments

Caring for cast iron trivets

Different metals require different care. In this blog post I’ll be sharing my methods for cleaning, polishing and seasoning CAST IRON trivets. Most everything you’ll need can be found at … Continue reading

April 1, 2018 · Leave a comment

Seed Time to Harvest: the Harner memoirs

In my last blog post I introduced John Zimmerman Harner (1872-1965) and his JZH Alphabet Series trivets. The 1950s era photo above shows John Harner in the basement of his Boyertown, Pennsylvania … Continue reading

March 15, 2018 · 2 Comments

JZH Alphabet Series trivets

Image of John Z. Harner reprinted with permission of David Esser, Kutztown Publishing Company, Kutztown, Pennsylvania. In his lifetime John Zimmerman Harner (1872-1965) was both a manager and owner of the … Continue reading

March 1, 2018 · 6 Comments

Motto trivets

Enameled cast iron, 6 1/2 x 5 1/4″ w/four feet. On reverse: © WILTON. Motto trivets, dating from the 1950s, are the most whimsical of collectible trivets. The sayings are … Continue reading

February 15, 2018 · 1 Comment

Evolving as a trivet collector

Are you a new collector, or have you been collecting for awhile? Either way, as a fellow triveteer I welcome you; trivet collecting is such an interesting hobby! But if … Continue reading

February 1, 2018 · 2 Comments

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