TRIVETOLOGY

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

Documenting trivets

Trivets vary in collectibility and value according to age, maker, scarcity and condition. These three Trivetology blog posts contain helpful information for assessing your trivets. ★ Antique Trivets: One size … Continue reading

March 1, 2019

Circular Lantz trivets

Lantz #1: cast iron, 5 5/8” diameter w/4 PAW feet & 2 gate marks along edge. Lantz trivets are among my favorite trivets! So delicately cast, they’re a testament to … Continue reading

November 14, 2018

New life for my favorite reference books

Over the years I’ve built an extensive reference library for the items I collect. I access these books frequently and, as a result, the bindings on my favorites are showing … Continue reading

October 1, 2018

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

Seed Time to Harvest: the Harner memoirs

In my last blog post I introduced John Zimmerman Harner (1872-1965) and his JZH Alphabet Series trivets. The 1950s era photo above shows John Harner in the basement of his Boyertown, Pennsylvania … Continue reading

March 15, 2018

Merry Christmas 1888 horseshoe plaque trivet

What are horseshoe plaque trivets? Since they don’t have legs they’re not trivets in the traditional sense; but they’re fine castings with an interesting history. Predominantly made of cast iron, they … Continue reading

December 15, 2017 · 1 Comment

The “Blue Book” by Kelly and Ellwood

It’s not enough to find, clean and display trivets; it’s also important to learn all we can about them. Are they old or new? How and where were they made? … Continue reading

December 1, 2017

Studying little irons and trivets

The books Tuesday’s Children (1977) and Early Tuesday Morning (1986) are considered the definitive references on little irons and trivets. Written by Judy Politzer and illustrated by her husband Frank, … Continue reading

May 27, 2017