TRIVETOLOGY

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

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 1959 1954 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!

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

January 1, 2018

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