TRIVETOLOGY

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

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

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

PITCA Convention trivet displays

I’ve been a member of PITCA ~ Pressing Iron and Trivet Collectors of America ~ since 2003. Each summer our organization holds an annual convention somewhere in the Midwestern USA, … Continue reading

October 15, 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

Two flat iron roller stands, circa 1887

Recently I received an email from fellow PITCA member and author Dave Irons. He shared a cast iron trivet that he’s been curious about. Signed PAT APLD FOR on the … Continue reading

September 15, 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