TRIVETOLOGY

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

Stove pipe accessory with trivet-like shelves

Image shared courtesy of Carole & Larry Meeker. Have you ever spotted one of these cast iron “trivets” and wondered about its origin and purpose? Well, it’s actually a piece … Continue reading

August 1, 2020

E R Manley trivet

This design is among my favorite trivets. The inscription on the unusual curved handle reads E R MANLEY. The center and outside edges feature braiding. Eleven circles, each with a … Continue reading

June 1, 2020

The Colt trivet ~ antique versus reproduction

The following provides an update to the Colt discussion presented in my second book The Expanded A-Z Guide To Collecting Trivets, 2010 (p. 119-120). For years I’ve observed Colt logo trivets … Continue reading

May 15, 2020

Firebar and bracketed trivets

The following page originally appeared in The Kenrick Catalogue of 1876. The image below, shared with permission, is from the 1986 softbound version of the catalog published by Tharston Press. Archibald … Continue reading

March 15, 2020

An exquisitely designed 1877 British trivet

This beautiful cast iron trivet is one of the rarest in my collection. Possibly a Christopher Dresser design or Dresser inspired, it measures 6 1/4″ in diameter with three 7/8″ … Continue reading

March 1, 2020

John Randles mangle stand

This handsome advertising stand features a cascade of Chinese characters above a large piece of laundry equipment. Details: made of cast iron, it’s heavy at 3 pounds 10 ounces. It … Continue reading

February 15, 2020

Volunteer Firemens Association NYC horseshoe plaque trivet

The majority of horseshoe plaque trivets date from the late 1800’s through the early 1900’s, paralleling a period when fraternal orders were at their peak of popularity. For an overview … Continue reading

February 1, 2020

The P.E.O. Sisterhood trivet

The P.E.O. Sisterhood was founded in 1869 as a seven member sorority at Iowa Wesleyan College in Mount Pleasant, Iowa. Officially, the letters PEO stand for Philanthropic Educational Organization. However, the original … Continue reading

December 15, 2019