TRIVETOLOGY

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

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

Replating my Fortune Range trivet

In September 2019 I wrote about an interesting cast iron advertising trivet I purchased on eBay: The Fortune Range Lantz-style trivet. I was hoping someone would read my blog post and … Continue reading

December 24, 2020

The Reading Hardware Company

The Reading Hardware Company was established in 1872 and continued in operation until 1950. It was an industrial leader in the United Sates from the 1880s to the late 1920s, … Continue reading

November 1, 2020

Similarities in the US, Swastika and Royal stands

It’s not unusual to notice design similarities among American made sad iron stands. Some collectors (myself included) wonder if the nickel plated US and Swastika sad iron stands, and possibly the … Continue reading

October 1, 2020

Queen Victoria, Jubilee stands, and diamonds

This blog post discusses three interesting Queen Victoria ceramic stands and their relationship to her favorite jewelry. Trivia: Queen Victoria (1819-1901) was crowned in 1837 at the age of eighteen. … Continue reading

September 1, 2020

Wedgewood Stoves little trivet

From Tuesday’s Children: [a] in cast iron; [b] in aluminum. If you collect little trivets, you may recognize this one. It features a cast iron cookstove on the front with … Continue reading

August 16, 2020

The Colt trivet ~ antique versus reproduction

The following provides an update to the Colt discussion presented in my second book The Expanded A-Z Guide To Collecting Trivets, 2010 (p. 119-120). For years I’ve observed Colt logo trivets … Continue reading

May 15, 2020

Young’s Foot Rest stands

A few years ago, during a period of impulsive downsizing, I sold my collection of four Young’s Foot Rest stands (above) on eBay. These stands are scarce, unusual and very … Continue reading

April 22, 2020
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