TRIVETOLOGY

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

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

Cross Publishing Company motto trivets

Motto trivet images courtesy of Tom Harmony. This cast iron “God Bless Our Home” trivet is 4 5/8″ in diameter with four short paw feet. It’s signed CROSS PUBL. (Publishing) … Continue reading

April 3, 2021

Asbestos toy sad iron with removable hood

This is Dover Manufacturing Company’s little “Asbestos” nickel-plated sad iron marked PAT. MAY 22, 1900 on the top. Only 3″ tall, it measures 4″ x 1 7/8″ and came complete … Continue reading

March 15, 2021

Plastic sprinkler bottles, Part 2: Lustro Ware

Another familiar plastic sprinkler bottle, the Lustro Ware Clothes Sprinkler, was invented by Nathan W. Roop. Design Patent No. 168,595 was filed on May 15, 1951 and granted on January 6, … Continue reading

March 1, 2021

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 … Continue reading

February 15, 2021