Collecting, cleaning, displaying, researching, and appreciating TRIVETS and related go-withs!
This beautiful advertising trivet is 5 1/8″ square, created of copper plated cast iron. Much of the original copper plating remains.
Culter & Proctor of Peoria, Illinois was a smaller stove manufacturer in business from the 1860s to the 1910s. They produced a complete line of cooking and heating stoves for wood, coal, and gas.
I can imagine this stylish woman receiving one of these trivets along with her new stove! This Victorian era trade card measures 3 1/2″ x 5″. The back shows damage after being soaked and removed from a card album. Most cards were made of a combination of paper pulp and rag, similar in composition to paper money, and have proven extremely durable.