TRIVETOLOGY

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

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 · 2 Comments

Trivets celebrating Field-Marshal Earl Roberts

Field-Marshal Earl Frederick Sleigh Roberts (1832 ~ 1914) was a British career soldier and one of the most respected commanders in the history of the British Empire. Roberts became a … Continue reading

May 1, 2017 · 2 Comments

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 · 1 Comment

Figural trivet with frog handle, dated 1859

Sold on eBay 12/13/16 ~ inscribed 1859 I was on a holiday cruise last December and missed bidding on this very interesting trivet. It sold 12/13/16 for $173.50 on eBay. … Continue reading

April 1, 2017 · 7 Comments

Trivets with shamrocks

May your blessings outnumber The shamrocks that grow, And may trouble avoid you Wherever you go. ~Irish Blessing The Ancient Order of Hibernians, established in 1836 and still active today, … Continue reading

March 15, 2017 · 5 Comments

The ND Co SF CAL sadiron stand

This is a scarce sadiron stand with a mysterious history! On the face is the lettering ND Co SF CAL. Its size and design is typical of other advertising sadiron … Continue reading

March 1, 2017 · 4 Comments

Decorate your home with trivets

Trivets and sadiron stands are not only wonderful to collect, but also quite interesting and decorative. Fortunately, walls can be utilized to display this type of collection without sacrificing floor … Continue reading

February 15, 2017 · 6 Comments

Happy Groundhog Day!

Since February 2nd  is Groundhog Day, I’d like to share this groundhog themed trivet! Only 900 of these oversized castings were produced in 1956 by the Union Manufacturing Company of … Continue reading

February 1, 2017 · 2 Comments

The President Grover Cleveland trivet

Cast iron Cleveland horseshoe trivet, 5 x 4 3/8″ w/three 3/4″ feet, circa 1900. Inauguration Day occurs in the United States once every four years, on January 20. At 12 … Continue reading

January 20, 2017 · 2 Comments

Happy New Year horseshoe plaque trivets

Stay yet, my friends, a moment stay— Stay till the good old year, So long companion of our way, Shakes hands, and leaves us here. Oh stay, oh stay, One … Continue reading

December 31, 2016 · 5 Comments

Ornate 1867 Victorian firebar trivet

This ornate trivet from Great Britain is one of my favorites because the design is so unusual and beautiful. It would have attached to a parlor stove or fireplace firebar … Continue reading

December 8, 2016 · 2 Comments

Victorian trivets with mottos

Trivets with mottos date to the 1880s and reflect the Victorian obsession with inspirational quotes and scriptural passages. You may be familiar with the Victorian Mottoes of punch paper embroidery, … Continue reading

October 30, 2016 · 2 Comments

Minton tile trivet with inked Rd diamond for 1876

This interesting antique trivet was in my collection for years before being sold this weekend to another collector. The 8 1/2″ square brass trivet frame is unpolished with original patina; … Continue reading

October 17, 2016 · 2 Comments

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