TRIVETOLOGY

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

Plastic sprinkler bottles, Part 2: Lustro Ware

Another familiar plastic sprinkler bottle, the Lustro Ware Clothes Sprinkler, was invented by Nathan W. Roop. Design Patent No. 168,595 was filed on May 15, 1951 and granted on January 6, … Continue reading

March 1, 2021 · 1 Comment

The Iron Art Company, Philipsburg, NJ

The Iron Art Company of Phillipsburg, New Jersey was in business from 1959 1954 to 1989 (see Update below). It was a major distributor of cast iron products in the 1950’s … Continue reading

June 1, 2019

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

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