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Culter & Proctor advertising trivet


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.


4 comments on “Culter & Proctor advertising trivet

  1. Ej
    July 23, 2016

    Very nice.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Lynn Rosack
      August 16, 2016

      Thanks for commenting, Ej. You & I are both aficionados of early cast iron!


  2. marianbeaman
    July 23, 2016

    You have a knack for finding elaborate trivets. I remember only one trivet from childhood: my Grandma’s simple black trivet with tiny legs and little squares on top.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Lynn Rosack
      July 23, 2016

      Thanks Marian. And isn’t the lady’s outfit interesting? 😉


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