TRIVETOLOGY

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

Trivets with Names or Initials

Here are two interesting antique cast iron trivets I recently won at the Eckstein Pressing Iron & Trivet Collection auction, held before the 2016 PITCA Convention. Denny & Janet Eckstein … Continue reading

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Trivet: Antique or Reproduction?

At the August 2016 PITCA Convention in Columbus, Ohio I presented a display of trivets with the theme “Is it an Antique or a Reproduction?” The chart below outlines the … Continue reading

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My J & E Stevens Sunflower trivet

J. & E. Stevens Company of Cromwell, Connecticut specialized in the manufacture of cast iron toys beginning in 1869. The iron shortage of World War II effectively ended their production … Continue reading

August 16, 2016 · 2 Comments

Culter & Proctor advertising trivet

This beautiful advertising trivet is 5 1/8″ square, created of copper plated cast iron. Much of the original copper plating remains. Culter & Proctor of Peoria, Illinois was a smaller … Continue reading

July 23, 2016 · 4 Comments

Antique Metalware Society 25th Anniversary Exhibition

The Antique Metalware Society’s 25th Anniversary Exhibition is now online! Over 100 objects are exhibited; all come from members’ collections or reflect their research. The exhibition is also a wider … Continue reading

July 7, 2016 · Leave a comment

American Fence barbed wire trivet

This interesting trivet, circa 1910, advertised American Fence’s line of barbed wire. It’s 6 1/2″ in diameter with a tinned lithograph insert that reads: THE FENCE THAT FENCES. AMERICAN FENCE … Continue reading

July 6, 2016 · 2 Comments

Celebrating the past and future of Virginia Metalcrafters

Mint pair of brass Half Leaf Trivets, each 8 3/8″ x 4 1/2″  Virginia Metalcrafters was founded in 1890 as the W.S. Loth Stove Company of Waynesboro, Virginia. They initially … Continue reading

June 17, 2016 · 4 Comments

Harrison Ditzler & Co., Lititz PA. “trivet”

I’ve had this little brass acorn-shaped treasure in my collection for a few years. It has the properties of a trivet, with three splayed feet and a 5 1/4″ flat … Continue reading

June 4, 2016 · 4 Comments

Rookwood “Rook” trivet

This Rookwood ceramic trivet has always been popular among collectors, selling recently at auction in the range of $300-$500. Believe it or not, I won my Rookwood Rook trivet on … Continue reading

May 22, 2016 · 2 Comments

Displaying little trivets

Need an easy and attractive way to wall display toy sized trivets? Select a good quality framed cork board and hang them using hook push pins! My small trivets vary … Continue reading

May 16, 2016 · 2 Comments

Good Luck Mother plaque trivet

Good Luck Mother ~ cast iron, 5 3/8″ x 3 7/8” without feet. On face: GOOD LUCK MOTHER. On reverse: D 93 and the letters JMC. Cast through the top … Continue reading

May 8, 2016 · 3 Comments

Old Man of the Mountain trivets

“Men hang out their signs indicative of their respective trades; shoemakers hang out a gigantic shoe; jewelers a monster watch, and the dentist hangs out a gold tooth; but in … Continue reading

April 26, 2016 · 4 Comments

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