TRIVETOLOGY

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

The Richard Gillis Collection

Richard demonstrating a vintage Coleman fuel iron at the 2009 PITCA Convention in Cleveland, Ohio. Richard Gillis of Rossville, Georgia was a long time member of Pressing Iron and Trivet … Continue reading

July 6, 2022

“The Best” combination handle and stand

Did you know that the Enterprise Manufacturing Company produced a detachable sad iron handle with a wire side rest attachment? Patented in 1900, its advertising claimed to eliminate the need … Continue reading

July 5, 2022

Arnie’s Iron Museum

Arnie Stein (1942-2021) was a prolific collector and longtime PITCA member whose interest in pressing irons began in 1995. In the intervening years he accumulated over 3,000 irons, trivets and … Continue reading

June 26, 2022

The Simplex Electric Flat Iron Stand

Several sizes of an ironing stand mounted on a slate base were produced for home and commercial use. These two images of a version labeled SIMPLEX PATENT are shared by iron … Continue reading

June 2, 2022

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

W. H. Howell Company sad iron stands

The W. H. Howell Company of Geneva, Illinois was a leading producer of cast iron sad irons, trivets and fluters from the mid 1800s into the early 1900s. But as the … Continue reading

November 15, 2021

The WAPAK sad iron stand

If you have a copy of Esther Berner’s book A Collector’s Guide To Pressing Irons and Trivets (1977) you might notice at least two instances where she associates the Wapak … Continue reading

November 1, 2021

Tools of a moulder

This antique trivet design depicts the tools of a moulder (molder), a foundry worker responsible for ramming sand around a pattern, preparing the mold, then pouring in molten metal to … Continue reading

October 2, 2021

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