TRIVETOLOGY

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

The Zion Efrata trivet

This is an interesting late 1950s to 1960s era cast iron trivet that you might occasionally see while collecting. Details: Cast iron; painted flat black. Measures 5 1/2″ x 4 … Continue reading

December 1, 2018 · 1 Comment

Seed Time to Harvest: the Harner memoirs

In my last blog post I introduced John Zimmerman Harner (1872-1965) and his JZH Alphabet Series trivets. The 1950s era photo above shows John Harner in the basement of his Boyertown, Pennsylvania … Continue reading

March 15, 2018 · 2 Comments

JZH Alphabet Series trivets

Image of John Z. Harner reprinted with permission of David Esser, Kutztown Publishing Company, Kutztown, Pennsylvania. In his lifetime John Zimmerman Harner (1872-1965) was both a manager and owner of the … Continue reading

March 1, 2018 · 6 Comments

Motto trivets

Enameled cast iron, 6 1/2 x 5 1/4″ w/four feet. On reverse: © WILTON. Motto trivets, dating from the 1950s, are the most whimsical of collectible trivets. The sayings are … Continue reading

February 15, 2018 · 1 Comment

Contemporary trivets

Many questions received from collectors revolve around the history, age and/or value of a trivet. This is the first in a series of three blog posts to help you better … Continue reading

August 1, 2017 · 3 Comments

Happy Groundhog Day!

Since February 2nd  is Groundhog Day, I’d like to share this groundhog themed trivet! Only 900 of these oversized castings were produced in 1956 by the Union Manufacturing Company of … Continue reading

February 1, 2017 · Leave a comment

Celebrating the past and future of Virginia Metalcrafters

Mint pair of brass Half Leaf Trivets, each 8 3/8″ x 4 1/2″  Virginia Metalcrafters was founded in 1895 as the W. J. Loth Stove Company of Waynesboro, Virginia. (In … Continue reading

June 17, 2016 · 6 Comments

Old Man of the Mountain trivets

“Men hang out their signs indicative of their respective trades; shoemakers hang out a gigantic shoe; jewelers a monster watch, and the dentist hangs out a gold tooth; but in … Continue reading

April 26, 2016 · 4 Comments

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Renningers Extravaganza in Mt Dora, Florida is a great place to find laundry day collectibles! There are two more upcoming events: January 18, 19 & 20, 2019; and February 15, 16 & 17, 2019.

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