TRIVETOLOGY

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

The Scottish Carron “turtle” and reproductions

The Carron Company was founded in Falkirk, Scotland in 1759. It continued in operation for over 220 years, closing in 1982. A comprehensive history by Brian Watters (2005) entitled Carron … Continue reading

September 16, 2021 · 2 Comments

The Hatton double asbestos pad stand

W.R. Hatton & Sons, Ltd of London, England produced this very interesting cast iron stand in the 1890s. It was available in two versions, to support one or two pressing … Continue reading

September 1, 2021

A beautiful “Ober” stand, possibly a prototype

In June of 2007 a circular, nickel plated sad iron stand (trivet) appeared on eBay. It shared some similarities with the Ober Square Leaf design. At the time I discussed … Continue reading

August 1, 2021

An antique mall purchase

In May, finally fully vaccinated, my husband Ed and I took a long awaited 18 day road trip to visit family. We drove from Florida to Tennessee to Wisconsin and … Continue reading

July 15, 2021 · 4 Comments

Reproduction vs Antique

Most collectors are familiar with the most common reproduction trivet designs. But have you discovered the antique versions that were their inspiration? I’ve shared six designs, photographed side by side … Continue reading

June 15, 2021 · 2 Comments

Different binders for my reference books

Over the past two years I’ve been using rainbow colored, heavy duty Staples binders to house my growing collection of unbound reference books. I liked them because I could select … Continue reading

June 6, 2021

Union Web cast iron horseshoe

This is an interesting little horseshoe shaped advertising piece. Although shaped somewhat like a bottle opener, its roundness and thickness argue against that. Was it intended for use as a … Continue reading

May 15, 2021 · 3 Comments

Virginia Metalcrafters trivet in white brass

Recently a younger relative got married and asked for a trivet as a wedding present. I wanted to gift them something contemporary and practical, yet well made. The metal trivets … Continue reading

April 16, 2021