TRIVETOLOGY

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

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

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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

Electric Furnace Man (EFM) trivets

Each EFM trivet was hand enameled by a local artisan. The history of the EFM trivet begins with the 1907 founding of General Machine Company in New York City. The … Continue reading

July 15, 2019

Ranch Brand trivets by Virginia Metalcrafters (Loth)

A complete collection of 12 Ranch Brand trivets. The W. J. Loth Stove Company of Waynesboro, Virginia was founded in 1890. They produced parlor and cook stoves until 1938, when … Continue reading

July 1, 2019

Another Good Luck cat trivet from the UK

British Shorthair Cat by George E. Koronaios CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons In August 2018 I discussed two Good Luck cat trivets from the UK. Recently I won a third … Continue reading

June 16, 2019

The Iron Art Company, Philipsburg, NJ

The Iron Art Company of Phillipsburg, New Jersey was in business from 1959 1955 to 1989 (see Update below). It was a major distributor of cast iron products in the 1950’s … Continue reading

June 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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