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My best (trivet) valentine!

It indeed will be a very Happy Valentines Day,

because after many years off searching …

I’ll finally be adding this Rimby 12 Hearts trivet to my collection!

Some Rimby designs are signed WR; others are signed WBR or RIMBY.

But this 12 Hearts design, on the handle reverse,

bears the most complete, wonderful signature of all:


PS: The following excerpt is shared from my second book The Expanded A-Z Guide To Collecting Trivets, 2010.

Mention the name William Rimby among trivet collectors and the group will become animated with comments by those who have added at least one Rimby trivet to their collection, and those who are still hoping to! Because moulders signed so very few early American trivets, the fact that Rimby trivets were signed is significant.

The mystique and allure of the Rimby trivet has been further fueled by information published on page 104 in the 1990 reference Trivets & Stands. Thanks to Rob Roy Kelly and James Ellwood, we learned that William B. Rimby was a master moulder, casting some beautifully designed trivets, most of which were signed and dated between 1841 and 1843. He also obviously worked in Baltimore, Maryland since a few of his larger trivets were signed Baltimore.

One comment on “My best (trivet) valentine!

  1. razvanflorin2005
    February 14, 2016

    It fits perfectly with Valentine’s Day! Very nice!

    Liked by 1 person

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