TRIVETOLOGY

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

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

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

The Buffum swastika stand

Both of these sad iron stands in my collection feature a swastika; the version with a handle is very rare. Neither stand is marked on front or back as to … Continue reading

February 10, 2016

Collectible sprinkler bottles, Part 1

Are you old enough to remember sprinkler bottles? They were a staple of home ironing before the advent of the steam iron. On ironing day clothes were sprinkled, rolled up … Continue reading

February 2, 2016

Pinterest for collectors

Pinterest is a pin-board style photo sharing website that allows users to create and manage theme-based image collections such as events, interests, and hobbies. I created my first Pinterest board … Continue reading

January 22, 2016

Ray Harpel and his collectible irons and trivets

When I saw this poorly photographed Swan iron on eBay last week I didn’t pay it much attention. The head and neck were strangely cast … and was the tail … Continue reading

April 10, 2011

My best trivet Valentine ~ Rimby 12 Hearts

Cast iron: 13″ x 8″ with four 1 1/2″ legs 2011 will bring a very Happy Valentines Day, because after many years off searching … I’ll finally be adding this … Continue reading

February 13, 2011