TRIVETOLOGY

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

N. R. Streeter’s Magic Fluter & Polisher

I’ve been a member of Pressing Iron and Trivet Collectors of America (PITCA) since 2004. Because the yearly conventions are held in the Midwest and I live in Florida, my … Continue reading

August 15, 2019

The Clark Jewel advertising stand

In a 2012 blog post I discussed The Quick Meal advertising stand. At that time I believed it to be an advertising giveaway for the Quick Meal Stove, produced by the … Continue reading

August 1, 2019

Electric Furnace Man (EFM) trivets

Each EFM trivet was hand enameled by a local artisan. The history of the EFM trivet begins with the 1907 founding of General Machine Company in New York City. The … Continue reading

July 15, 2019

Ranch Brand trivets by Virginia Metalcrafters (Loth)

A complete collection of 12 Ranch Brand trivets. The W. J. Loth Stove Company of Waynesboro, Virginia was founded in 1890. They produced parlor and cook stoves until 1938, when … Continue reading

July 1, 2019

Another Good Luck cat trivet from the UK

British Shorthair Cat by George E. Koronaios CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons In August 2018 I discussed two Good Luck cat trivets from the UK. Recently I won a third … Continue reading

June 16, 2019

The Iron Art Company, Philipsburg, NJ

The Iron Art Company of Phillipsburg, New Jersey was in business from 1959 to 1989. It was a major distributor of cast iron products in the 1950’s and 1960’s, contracting … Continue reading

June 1, 2019

Rogers Clean Grip clothes pins

“Go-Withs” are items that enhance a collection. Many trivet collectors enjoy collecting and displaying related laundry items, and these vintage plastic clothes pins are a great example. This unique style … Continue reading

May 15, 2019

Trivets and stands with patents

Patents A patent protects a product, design or process that meets certain criteria for originality, practicality, suitability, and/or utility. The patent process starts at the time a patent application is submitted … Continue reading

May 1, 2019