TRIVETOLOGY

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

The little ALBA charcoal iron, trivet and grate

I purchased this little “brass” charcoal iron and its companion trivet in 2021 from a US seller on eBay. Once received, all pieces reacted to a magnet proving they are … Continue reading

May 15, 2022

W. H. Howell Company sad iron stands

The W. H. Howell Company of Geneva, Illinois was a leading producer of cast iron sad irons, trivets and fluters from the mid 1800s into the early 1900s. But as the … Continue reading

November 15, 2021

The WAPAK sad iron stand

If you have a copy of Esther Berner’s book A Collector’s Guide To Pressing Irons and Trivets (1977) you might notice at least two instances where she associates the Wapak … Continue reading

November 1, 2021

Tools of a moulder

This antique trivet design depicts the tools of a moulder (molder), a foundry worker responsible for ramming sand around a pattern, preparing the mold, then pouring in molten metal to … Continue reading

October 2, 2021

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

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 an unusual, 6 1/4″ diameter nickel-plated sad iron stand (trivet) with 4 short feet appeared on eBay. It shared some similarities with the Ober Square Leaf … Continue reading

August 1, 2021

An antique mall purchase

In May 2021, finally fully vaccinated against Covid, my husband Ed and I took a long awaited 18 day road trip to visit family. We drove from Florida to Tennessee … Continue reading

July 15, 2021

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