TRIVETOLOGY

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

The Iron Art Company, Philipsburg, NJ

The Iron Art Company of Phillipsburg, New Jersey was in business from 1959 1955 to 1989 (see Update below). It was a major distributor of cast iron products in the 1950’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!

UPDATE: See the 9/15/19 blog post: PITCA ~ the national organization for iron and trivet collectors New Years Day is traditionally the day when people make resolutions that can improve … Continue reading

January 1, 2018 · 1 Comment

The little New England Butt Company trivet

This little trivet was was created by the New England (N. E. ) Butt Company of Providence, Rhode Island. Details: cast iron, 5 x 2 3/8” w/three tiny feet, smoothly … Continue reading

July 1, 2017

The little C. D. Kenny advertising trivet

This intricate little cast iron trivet was an advertising premium for the C. D. Kenny Company. On the front: CD KENNY CO TEAS COFFEES SUGARS 60 STORES. Dimensions: 5 x … Continue reading

June 15, 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

Collecting little irons and trivets

A 23 x 15″ curio table showcases a collection of little irons and trivets. Little irons and trivets are wonderful to collect! At 5″ or less in length, they take … Continue reading

May 15, 2017

The Ober Manufacturing Company

In the 1870’s two brothers, John and George H. Ober, founded the Ober Manufacturing Company of Chagrin Falls, Ohio. Although primarily a woodworking machinery manufacturer, the foundry eventually also produced … Continue reading

April 15, 2017