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

Harrison Ditzler & Company acorn “trivet”

I’ve had this little brass acorn-shaped treasure in my collection for a few years. It has the properties of a trivet, with three splayed feet and a 5 1/4″ flat … Continue reading

June 4, 2016

Replating my Queen Spirit stove

See my previous blog where I discussed my Queen Spirit stove and trivet. Here are the “before” pictures. Over time about 30% of the original nickel plating had worn off … Continue reading

March 8, 2016

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

The A & W Manufacturing Company sad iron heater

When cooler weather arrives in Florida, Renningers in Mt. Dora is always my first, favorite Fall outing. I attended Day #1 of their November Extravaganza yesterday and within an hour … Continue reading

November 19, 2011

The Buster Brown “trivet”

I bought this little 4 3/8 x 3 3/4″ cast iron trivet about 15 years ago. The detailed design features Buster Brown and his little dog Tige. The back is … Continue reading

April 26, 2011

Nashua Lock Co. panel trivet and butt hinge

Cast iron Nashua panel trivet, 9 x 4″ with three 1 1/4″ legs This panel trivet was a promotional item for the Nashua Lock Company (1834 – 1889) of Nashua, … Continue reading

March 6, 2011

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