TRIVETOLOGY

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

The little ALBA charcoal iron, trivet and grate

I purchased this little “brass” charcoal iron and its companion trivet in 2021 from a US seller on eBay. Once received, all pieces reacted to a magnet proving they are … Continue reading

May 15, 2022

Asbestos toy sad iron with removable hood

This is Dover Manufacturing Company’s little “Asbestos” nickel-plated sad iron marked PAT. MAY 22, 1900 on the top. Only 3″ tall, it measures 4″ x 1 7/8″ and came complete … Continue reading

March 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 Reading Hardware Company

The Reading Hardware Company was established in 1872 and continued in operation until 1950. It was an industrial leader in the United Sates from the 1880s to the late 1920s, … Continue reading

November 1, 2020

Wedgewood Stoves little trivet

From Tuesday’s Children: [a] in cast iron; [b] in aluminum. If you collect little trivets, you may recognize this one. It features a cast iron cookstove on the front with … Continue reading

August 16, 2020

The Iron Art Company, Philipsburg, NJ

The Iron Art Company of Phillipsburg, New Jersey was in business from 1959ย 1954 to 1989 (see Update below). It was a major distributor of cast iron products in the 1950โ€™s … Continue reading

June 1, 2019

Gallery of panel trivets

A panel trivet is defined by its trowel-shaped design and an oval, square or rectangular plaque bearing advertising or an inscription. Many of these trivets were likely a promotion with … Continue reading

March 15, 2019

Join PITCA!

New Years Day is traditionally the day when people make resolutions that can improve their lives.ย Can I make a suggestion? JOIN PITCA, the national organization for pressing iron and trivet … Continue reading

January 1, 2018

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