TRIVETOLOGY

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

Ouroboros symbolism in a trivet

The noun ouroboros (aka uroboros) is derived from the Greek words ouro (tail) and boros (eating); it describes a snake or dragon devouring its own tail. It’s an ancient symbol … Continue reading

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George Washington trivet reproductions

In my last blog post I described the original George Washington trivet. You may also want to review my 3-part series on Antique trivets, Vintage trivets and Contemporary trivets. There … Continue reading

October 1, 2017 · 2 Comments

The original George Washington trivet

Image by Gilbert Stuart; antique steel engraving by J. C. Bultre. Commemorative brass George Washington trivets were allegedly designed, cast and sold as souvenirs of the Centennial Exposition of 1876, … Continue reading

September 15, 2017 · 2 Comments

Antique trivets

Many questions received from collectors revolve around the history, age and/or value of a trivet. This is the third in a series of three blog posts to help you better … Continue reading

September 1, 2017 · 1 Comment

Vintage trivets

Many questions received from collectors revolve around the history, age and/or value of a trivet. This is the second in a series of three blog posts to help you better … Continue reading

August 16, 2017 · 1 Comment

Contemporary trivets

Many questions received from collectors revolve around the history, age and/or value of a trivet. This is the first in a series of three blog posts to help you better … Continue reading

August 1, 2017 · 3 Comments

“The Nightingale Trivet” mystery

Do you need some light summer reading? How about a murder mystery where the weapon is … a trivet? From page 42: “Casey was staring at the black iron trivet … Continue reading

July 15, 2017 · 4 Comments

The little New England Butt Company trivet

This little trivet was was created by the New England (N. E. ) Butt Company of Providence, Rhode Island. Details: cast iron, 5 x 2 3/8” w/three tiny feet, smoothly … Continue reading

July 1, 2017 · 1 Comment

The little C. D. Kenny advertising trivet

This intricate little cast iron trivet was an advertising premium for the C. D. Kenny Company. On the front: CD KENNY CO TEAS COFFEES SUGARS 60 STORES. Dimensions: 5 x … Continue reading

June 15, 2017 · 1 Comment

Studying little irons and trivets

The books Tuesday’s Children (1977) and Early Tuesday Morning (1986) are considered the definitive references on little irons and trivets. Written by Judy Politzer and illustrated by her husband Frank, … Continue reading

May 27, 2017 · 2 Comments

Collecting little irons and trivets

A 23 x 15″ curio table showcases a collection of little irons and trivets. Little irons and trivets are wonderful to collect! At 5″ or less in length, they take … Continue reading

May 15, 2017 · 2 Comments

Trivets celebrating Field-Marshal Earl Roberts

Field-Marshal Earl Frederick Sleigh Roberts (1832 ~ 1914) was a British career soldier and one of the most respected commanders in the history of the British Empire. Roberts became a … Continue reading

May 1, 2017 · 2 Comments

The Ober Manufacturing Company

In the 1870’s two brothers, John and George H. Ober, founded the Ober Manufacturing Company of Chagrin Falls, Ohio. Although primarily a woodworking machinery manufacturer, the foundry eventually also produced … Continue reading

April 15, 2017 · 1 Comment

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