TRIVETOLOGY

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

Good Luck cat trivets from the UK

I love cats, and this heavy brass trivet has always been one of my favorites! Inscribed GOOD LUCK, it measures 6 3/8″ x 5”, has four 1 1/4” cleated legs and … Continue reading

August 1, 2018 · 1 Comment

“Bonzo the dog” trivets

Bonzo the dog was a popular cartoon character created by British artist George Ernest Studdy in 1922. This postcard dates to the 1930s and was published by Valentine & Sons, London. … Continue reading

July 15, 2018 · 1 Comment

“Ned the dog” trivet

Antique version: Cast iron, 9 1/8″ x 4 1/2″ x 7/8″ with three feet This unique and handsome trivet features leaves and branches, the silhouette of a hunting dog and … Continue reading

July 1, 2018 · Leave a comment

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

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Renningers Extravaganza in Mt Dora, Florida is a great place to find laundry day collectibles! There are two more upcoming events: January 18, 19 & 20, 2019; and February 15, 16 & 17, 2019.

The 2019 PITCA Convention will be held Friday, August 2nd and Saturday, August 3rd, 2019 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It will be preceded by an August 1st Auction featuring 600 pieces from the collection of Dave and Sue Irons, PITCA members from Pennsylvania. Dave Irons is the author of three books on iron collecting.

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