TRIVETOLOGY

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

The Beetall Manufacturing Company

The Beetall Manufacturing Company produced gas and box (coal or slug) pressing irons as well as iron rests (also known as trivets or stands). Its foundry was located in West … Continue reading

February 1, 2019

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

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 · 2 Comments

The little New England Butt Company trivet

This little trivet was was created by the New England (N. E. ) Butt Company of Providence, Rhode Island. Details: cast iron, 5 x 2 3/8” w/three tiny feet, smoothly … Continue reading

July 1, 2017

The Ober Manufacturing Company

In the 1870’s two brothers, John and George H. Ober, founded the Ober Manufacturing Company of Chagrin Falls, Ohio. Although primarily a woodworking machinery manufacturer, the foundry eventually also produced … Continue reading

April 15, 2017

The little J & E Stevens sunflower trivet

J. & E. Stevens Company of Cromwell, Connecticut specialized in the manufacture of cast iron toys beginning in 1869. The iron shortage of World War II effectively ended their production … Continue reading

August 16, 2016

The Quick Meal sad iron stand

This rare sad iron stand (7 x 5″ with 3 feet; 1561 on reverse) sold on eBay for $155.50 on 2/4/12 after 16 bids. What’s so unusual about it? Well, … Continue reading

February 5, 2012