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

Nashua Lock Co. panel trivet and butt hinge

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.

Eastlake style brass butt hinge, size 4 1/2″ x 4 1/2″

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).

PS: In case you have a piece of antique door hardware you need to research, this is a helpful website.

And don’t miss these two related Trivetology blog posts:

Gallery of panel trivets

The little New England Butt Company trivet


This entry was posted on March 6, 2011 by in Antique Trivets & Stands, Other Metalware and tagged , , , .

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