TRIVETOLOGY

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

The American Bell Association (ABA) trivet

This trivet honoring the American Bell Association (ABA) was designed and cast by ABA member Ralph Walker of Massachusetts. It was the result of a fundraising project to finance the … Continue reading

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New tab: Online Auctions

The new tab Online Auctions will present interesting trivets, irons and/or other laundry day collectibles currently listed by professional auction companies. ●  For those new to internet auction bidding, remember to register … Continue reading

October 24, 2019

Trivets with the letter L

Above: nickel-plated cast iron, 4 5/8” w/four 3/8” pad feet. On face: L. These two intricate trivets were cast through the rim. Considering the molten iron had to flow uninterrupted … Continue reading

October 15, 2019

GUOOF ~ a rare Oddfellows variant

Independent Order of Odd Fellows (IOOF) horseshoe plaque trivet. As I was browsing a list of eBay auctions last year I almost overlooked a rare horseshoe plaque trivet. At first … Continue reading

October 1, 2019

PITCA ~ the national organization for iron and trivet collectors

I casually began collecting trivets in the 1980s, but didn’t know much about them, other than they looked great on my kitchen walls. Getting my first copy of Trivets & … Continue reading

September 15, 2019 · 1 Comment

The Fortune Range lantz-style trivet

I’ve admired and collected circular Lantz trivets for a long time, but it’s been years since I’ve discovered a design unknown to me! Collectors categorize Lantz trivets by the intricacy of their … Continue reading

September 1, 2019

N. R. Streeter’s Magic Fluter & Polisher

I’ve been a member of Pressing Iron and Trivet Collectors of America (PITCA) since 2004. Because the yearly conventions are held in the Midwest and I live in Florida, my … Continue reading

August 15, 2019

The Clark Jewel advertising stand

In a 2012 blog post I discussed The Quick Meal advertising stand. At that time I believed it to be an advertising giveaway for the Quick Meal Stove, produced by the … Continue reading

August 1, 2019

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THE TRIVET COLLECTORS NETWORK is a Facebook group I founded and moderate. It’s a place to meet other collectors, exchange information, share favorite images, and ask and answer questions about trivets. You’re invited to join our group!

JOIN PITCA!  Membership in Pressing Iron and Trivet Collectors of America provides the opportunity to learn more about trivets, irons and other laundry collectibles while networking with others with similar interests. Dues begin at only $30 a year and include many valuable benefits. View a past issue of our quarterly journal Pressing News.

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