TRIVETOLOGY

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

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 of three blog posts to help you … Continue reading

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Contemporary trivets

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

Figural trivet with frog handle, dated 1859

Sold on eBay 12/13/16 ~ inscribed 1859 I was on a holiday cruise last December and missed bidding on this very interesting trivet. It sold 12/13/16 for $173.50 on eBay. … Continue reading

April 1, 2017 · 7 Comments

Trivets with shamrocks

May your blessings outnumber The shamrocks that grow, And may trouble avoid you Wherever you go. ~Irish Blessing The Ancient Order of Hibernians, established in 1836 and still active today, … Continue reading

March 15, 2017 · 5 Comments

The ND Co SF CAL sadiron stand

This is a scarce sadiron stand with a mysterious history! On the face is the lettering ND Co SF CAL. Its size and design is typical of other advertising sadiron … Continue reading

March 1, 2017 · 4 Comments

Decorate your home with trivets

Trivets and sadiron stands are not only wonderful to collect, but also quite interesting and decorative. Fortunately, walls can be utilized to display this type of collection without sacrificing floor … Continue reading

February 15, 2017 · 6 Comments

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