TRIVETOLOGY

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

Rogers Clean Grip clothes pins

“Go-Withs” are items that enhance a collection. Many trivet collectors enjoy collecting and displaying related laundry items, and these vintage plastic clothes pins are a great example. This unique style … Continue reading

May 15, 2019

Collectible sprinkler bottles, Part 2

The last time I blogged about Sprinkler Bottles was back in February 2016. Since then my collection has grown and I’ve learned even more about them; so it’s time for … Continue reading

August 15, 2018 · 2 Comments

Thayer’s Universal Tool

PAT. MAY 24, 81 is inscribed on the left side of the tool. BY W. H. THAYER is inscribed on the right side. Both inscriptions show wear but are still … Continue reading

June 1, 2018 · 2 Comments

The Six In One trivet

In the early 1900s, for 20¢ a housewife could own this tool manufactured by the Park Novelty Company of Baltimore, Maryland. It was advertised as useful for “a hundred different purposes” … Continue reading

May 15, 2018

Vintage postcards with a trivet theme

Postcards are interesting and fun to collect! Here are some of the vintage postcards I’ve found over the years … all with a trivet theme. Penrod’s Museum, Lakeview, Arkansas ~ … Continue reading

November 15, 2017

“The Nightingale Trivet” mystery

Do you need some light summer reading? How about a murder mystery where the weapon is … a trivet? From page 42: “Casey was staring at the black iron trivet … Continue reading

July 15, 2017

Queen Spirit stove and trivet

It’s always special to discover an antique in the original box! You may have seen the Queen Spirit trivet before, but here’s the complete set which dates to the 1890s. … Continue reading

February 14, 2016 · 2 Comments

Collectible sprinkler bottles, Part 1

Are you old enough to remember sprinkler bottles? They were a staple of home ironing before the advent of the steam iron. On ironing day clothes were sprinkled, rolled up … Continue reading

February 2, 2016