TRIVETOLOGY

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

Hutchins Clamp Iron-Stand

This adjustable sad iron stand would have attached to an ironing board or table top, providing a convenient place to rest a hot iron. In the center are the letters CKH … Continue reading

June 15, 2018 · 2 Comments

Thayer’s Universal Tool

PAT. MAY 24, 81 is inscribed on the left side of the tool. BY W. H. THAYER is inscribed on the right side. Both inscriptions show wear but are still … Continue reading

June 1, 2018 · 2 Comments

The Six In One trivet

In the early 1900s, for 20¢ a housewife could own this tool manufactured by the Park Novelty Company of Baltimore, Maryland. It was advertised as useful for “a hundred different purposes” … Continue reading

May 15, 2018 · Leave a comment

Rub While The Iron Is Hot

Antique nickel plated cast iron stand, 9 1/2 x 4 3/8″ w/three 1” legs. This antique Scottish design is one of my favorites! Its spade shape would have accommodated a … Continue reading

May 1, 2018 · 2 Comments

Caring for brass, bronze and copper trivets

Different metals require different care. In this blog post I’ll be sharing suggestions for caring for BRASS, BRONZE and COPPER-PLATED trivets. DISCLAIMER The following information is offered from my personal … Continue reading

April 15, 2018 · 4 Comments

Caring for cast iron trivets

Different metals require different care. In this blog post I’ll be sharing my methods for cleaning, polishing and seasoning CAST IRON trivets. Most everything you’ll need can be found at … Continue reading

April 1, 2018 · Leave a comment

Seed Time to Harvest: the Harner memoirs

In my last blog post I introduced John Zimmerman Harner (1872-1965) and his JZH Alphabet Series trivets. The 1950s era photo above shows John Harner in the basement of his Boyertown, Pennsylvania … Continue reading

March 15, 2018 · 2 Comments

JZH Alphabet Series trivets

Image of John Z. Harner reprinted with permission of David Esser, Kutztown Publishing Company, Kutztown, Pennsylvania. In his lifetime John Zimmerman Harner (1872-1965) was both a manager and owner of the … Continue reading

March 1, 2018 · 6 Comments

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