TRIVETOLOGY

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

The Bradley Good Luck Iron Stand

This is a very nice example of the scarce Bradley Patent sad iron stand. It was likely an advertising piece for their uniquely designed horseshoe. Let’s explore the origins of … Continue reading

October 2, 2022 · 1 Comment

The Frank Sahd trivet

I recently saw this interesting trivet on eBay and was intrigued. Purchase price with shipping was only $30, so how could I go wrong? Here are the details: ● On … Continue reading

August 16, 2022

The Simplex Electric Flat Iron Stand

Several sizes of an ironing stand mounted on a slate base were produced for home and commercial use. These two images of a version labeled SIMPLEX PATENT are shared by iron … Continue reading

June 2, 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

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

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

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