TRIVETOLOGY

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

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

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