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

The double pointed Banded Sheaf pattern

Each of these three little sad iron stands (trivets) could have supported a small double pointed sad iron; their oval shape and four angled iron guides are the tipoff.

The center design represents a sheaf of wheat.  None are signed. The designs, left to right:

● Banded Sheaf with Handle: 5 3/8″ long x 2″ wide x 1/2″ tall. Filing along one outside edge. Tuesday’s Children, p. 236, Fig. 442 [d].

● Banded Sheaf: 3 3/4″ long x 2″ wide x 1/2″ tall. One pronounced, unfiled gate mark along the side. TC, p. 236, Fig. 442 [c].

● Handled M: 5 3/8″ long x 2″ wide x 1/2″ tall. One gate mark along the side. Backcoping on the reverse. In this similar design the sheaf of wheat was replaced with the letter M. TC, p. 237, Fig. 443.

These stands are documented in Judy Politzer’s first book Tuesday’s Children. The outlines, a much appreciated feature of Politzer’s two books, allow the collector to compare their own little trivets, stands and iron soleplates against the examples she presents. TC, p. 236 & 237.

The companion little double pointed sad iron

Judy Politzer introduced a potential companion sad iron in her first book. The outline measures 3 3/4″ in length. TC, p. 135, Fig. 260.

In her second book Early Tuesday Morning Judy Politzer shared additional information, including a better view of the iron and stand together. The outline measures 3 7/8″ in length. ETM, p. 118, Fig. 268.

I’ve never actually seen one of these little banded sheath sad irons before ~ but now I’m on the lookout! It would be the perfect companion to any of my three stands. If you have one of these little sad irons, please Contact Me and share one or more images that could be added to this blog post as an Update.

Judy & Frank Politzer

● The books Tuesday’s Children (1977) and Early Tuesday Morning (1986) are considered the definitive references on little irons and trivets. Written by Judy Politzer and illustrated by her husband Frank, each book was thoroughly researched with descriptive text, photographs, illustrations and catalog pages throughout. Studying little irons and trivets

Works Cited

Politzer, Judy. Tuesday’s Children (1977) and Early Tuesday Morning (1988). Self published, Walnut Creek, California.

Pages from these books have been reprinted with the permission of Pressing Iron and Trivet Collectors of America.

New old stock copies of both books are available from PITCA.


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