Cast iron Nashua panel trivet, 9 x 4″ with three 1 1/4″ legs
This panel trivet was a promotional item for the Nashua Lock Company (1834 – 1889) of Nashua, New Hampshire. It features a square panel on a curlicue design, rope edging and an acorn finial. Be sure to check any panel trivet for this little acorn, as it’s easily broken off and often missing.
Nashua Lock was renown for their elegantly crafted butt hinges, door pulls, fancy keyhole escutcheons and glass shank knobs. Because several of my panel trivets bear advertising for major American hardware manufacturers of the mid to late 1800s, I’d been on the lookout for an example.
This is a Nashua Lock Company butt/door hinge that I recently purchased on eBay. Once cleaned & polished, it will be the perfect go-with to add to my display. Notice the beautiful designing and attention to detail, typical of metalwork from an era when even something as ordinary as a door hinge was crafted with care. The reverse is signed R (for right side placement), NASHUA LOCK CO and 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 (size).