TRIVETOLOGY

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

“The Best” combination handle and stand

Did you know that the Enterprise Manufacturing Company produced a detachable sad iron handle with a wire side rest attachment? Patented in 1900, its advertising claimed to eliminate the need … Continue reading

July 5, 2022

Arnie’s Iron Museum

Arnie Stein (1942-2021) was a prolific collector and longtime PITCA member whose interest in pressing irons began in 1995. In the intervening years he accumulated over 3,000 irons, trivets and … Continue reading

June 26, 2022

An antique mall purchase

In May 2021, finally fully vaccinated against Covid, my husband Ed and I took a long awaited 18 day road trip to visit family. We drove from Florida to Tennessee … Continue reading

July 15, 2021

The double pointed Banded Sheaf pattern

Each of these three little sad iron stands (trivets) supported a small double pointed sad iron; their oval shape and four angled iron guides are the tipoff. The center design … Continue reading

February 15, 2021

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

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

The Muster geschutzt stand and Feldmeyer fuel iron

This beautifully designed cast iron German sadiron stand/trivet features a benevolent sun. It’s in near mint condition with its original nickel plating. A trivet of this type would have supported … Continue reading

January 15, 2018

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