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

Two flat iron roller stands, circa 1887

Recently I received an email from fellow PITCA member and author Dave Irons. He shared a cast iron trivet that he’s been curious about. Signed PAT APLD FOR on the … Continue reading

September 15, 2020

Stove pipe accessory with trivet-like shelves

Image shared courtesy of Carole & Larry Meeker. Have you ever spotted one of these cast iron “trivets” and wondered about its origin and purpose? Well, it’s actually a piece … Continue reading

August 1, 2020

Young’s Foot Rest stands

A few years ago, during a period of impulsive downsizing, I sold my collection of four Young’s Foot Rest stands (above) on eBay. These stands are scarce, unusual and very … Continue reading

April 22, 2020

Cinderella collectibles

This blog post shares information about Cinderella Stoves & Ranges, the Pittsburgh Stove & Range Company, and several related Cinderella brand collectibles. The advertisement below appeared in the August 4, … Continue reading

December 1, 2019

The Clark Jewel advertising stand

In a 2012 blog post I discussed The Quick Meal advertising stand. At that time I believed it to be an advertising giveaway for the Quick Meal Stove, produced by the … Continue reading

August 1, 2019

Trivets and stands with patents

Patents A patent protects a product, design or process that meets certain criteria for originality, practicality, suitability, and/or utility. The patent process starts at the time a patent application is submitted … Continue reading

May 1, 2019

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