TRIVETOLOGY

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

“The Blue Book” by Kelly and Ellwood

It’s not enough to find, clean and display trivets; it’s also important to learn all we can about them. Are they old or new? How and where were they made? … Continue reading

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Vintage postcards with a trivet theme

Postcards are interesting and fun to collect! Here are some of the vintage postcards I’ve found over the years … all with a trivet theme. Penrod’s Museum, Lakeview, Arkansas ~ … Continue reading

November 15, 2017 · 5 Comments

Understanding Rd Numbers and the term Made In England

I’d like to share this interesting cast iron trivet from my collection. It measures 9 1/8″ x 5 1/2″ with three 1 1/4” legs, one center bracket for a firebar, … Continue reading

October 31, 2017 · 2 Comments

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

October 15, 2017 · 1 Comment

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 · 4 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 · 3 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

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