TRIVETOLOGY

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

Trivetology “Contact Me” issues

Since my most recent computer update I have lost several emails from readers. This includes a message from a descendent of the UK Hatton company’s owner, offering information on the … Continue reading

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Trivetology is undergoing website maintenance and will resume soon, better than ever. Best wishes for a Happy New Year! Regards, Lynn Rosack

December 3, 2021

W. H. Howell Company sad iron stands

The W. H. Howell Company of Geneva, Illinois was a leading producer of cast iron sad irons, trivets and fluters from the mid 1800s into the early 1900s. But as the … Continue reading

November 15, 2021 · 2 Comments

The WAPAK sad iron stand

If you have a copy of Esther Berner’s book A Collector’s Guide To Pressing Irons and Trivets (1977) you will find at least two instances where she associates the Wapak … Continue reading

November 1, 2021

Tools of a moulder

This antique trivet design depicts the tools of a moulder (molder), a foundry worker responsible for ramming sand around a pattern, preparing the mold, then pouring in molten metal to … Continue reading

October 2, 2021

The Scottish Carron “turtle” and reproductions

The Carron Company was founded in Falkirk, Scotland in 1759. It continued in operation for over 220 years, closing in 1982. A comprehensive history by Brian Watters (2005) entitled Carron … Continue reading

September 16, 2021

The Hatton double asbestos pad stand

★ I have recently lost several emails from readers. These included a message from a descendent of the UK Hatton company’s owner, offering information on the foundry. I apologize for … Continue reading

September 1, 2021

A beautiful “Ober” stand, possibly a prototype

In June of 2007 a circular, nickel plated sad iron stand (trivet) appeared on eBay. It shared some similarities with the Ober Square Leaf design. At the time I discussed … Continue reading

August 1, 2021
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