TRIVETOLOGY

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

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

Robert Emig Products, Reading, PA

Front cover of the 1968 Emig catalog Robert Emig Products of Reading, Pennsylvania was a distributor of decorative metalware. Contracts were signed with independent foundries to create the castings; Emig … Continue reading

April 15, 2019

Gallery of panel trivets

A panel trivet is defined by its trowel-shaped design and an oval, square or rectangular plaque bearing advertising or an inscription. Many of these trivets were likely a promotion with … Continue reading

March 15, 2019

Documenting trivets

Trivets vary in collectibility and value according to age, maker, scarcity and condition. These three Trivetology blog posts contain helpful information for assessing your trivets. ★ Antique Trivets: One size … Continue reading

March 1, 2019

Trivets with hearts

 It’s Valentines Day! Today I’m sharing some antique trivets that incorporate hearts in their design. To my Valentine ~ postcard printed in Germany, 1910. Gallery Clicking the first image will open a … Continue reading

February 14, 2019

The Beetall Manufacturing Company

The Beetall Manufacturing Company produced gas and box (coal or slug) pressing irons as well as iron rests (also known as trivets or stands). Its foundry was located in West … Continue reading

February 1, 2019

Spark Joy in your collection

Examples of items from my collection that spark joy. Marie Kondo is a Japanese organizing consultant who originated the KonMari Method™ for decluttering and tidying up. Her techniques are very … Continue reading

January 15, 2019