TRIVETOLOGY

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

The 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 · Leave a comment

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

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

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

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

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

Horseshoe plaque trivet styles and acronyms

The majority of horseshoe plaque trivets date from the late 1800’s through the early 1900’s, paralleling a period when fraternal orders were at their peak of popularity. All share a … Continue reading

February 1, 2021

A Greek inspired trivet

This lovely cast iron trivet appears to depict a woman in Ancient Greek Dress. Documented on page 130 of Kelly & Ellwood’s reference book Trivets & Stands, it’s rated Rare. Details: 8 … Continue reading

January 1, 2021
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