TRIVETOLOGY

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

Sad iron stand with eagle and snake imagery

This handsome sad iron stand is a favorite of mine. Although the designer, artist and foundry are unknown, it’s most likely an American casting. The prominent sprue mark on the … Continue reading

February 1, 2023 · Leave a comment

The 71st Highland Light Infantry trivet

This is an interesting antique brass trivet from the United Kingdom. It commemorates the 71st (Scottish) Highland Light Infantry. As the history of this regiment is complicated, please refer to … Continue reading

January 15, 2023

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

The Manley-style trivet with a handle

I have a circular E R Manley trivet in my collection and it’s a lovely, intricate design. You can read about it in my previous blog post E R Manley … Continue reading

September 1, 2022

A Canadian IOOF horseshoe plaque trivet

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 around the world. … Continue reading

August 12, 2022

Arnie’s Iron Museum

Arnie Stein (1942-2021) was a prolific collector and longtime PITCA member whose interest in pressing irons began in 1995. In the intervening years he accumulated over 3,000 irons, trivets and … Continue reading

June 26, 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

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