TRIVETOLOGY

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

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

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

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

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

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 · 1 Comment

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 · 3 Comments

Motto trivets

Enameled cast iron, 6 1/2 x 5 1/4″ w/four feet. On reverse: © WILTON. Motto trivets, dating from the 1950s, are the most whimsical of collectible trivets. The sayings are … Continue reading

February 15, 2018

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THE TRIVET COLLECTORS NETWORK is a Facebook group I founded and moderate. It’s a place to meet other collectors, exchange information, share favorite images, and ask and answer questions about trivets. You’re invited to join our group!

JOIN PITCA!  Membership in Pressing Iron and Trivet Collectors of America provides the opportunity to learn more about trivets, irons and other laundry collectibles while networking with others with similar interests. Dues begin at only $30 a year and include many valuable benefits. View a past issue of our quarterly journal Pressing News.

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The Dave and Sue Irons Auction precedes the PITCA Convention on Thursday, August 1, 2019 in Pittsburgh, PA.

Check out this video of Dave Irons with Martha Stewart! Collecting Irons

The 2019 PITCA Convention will be held Friday, August 2nd and Saturday, August 3rd, 2019 in Pittsburgh, PA.

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