TRIVETOLOGY

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

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 · Leave a comment

The American Bell Association (ABA) trivet

This trivet honoring the American Bell Association (ABA) was designed and cast by ABA member Ralph Walker of Massachusetts. It was the result of a fundraising project to finance the … Continue reading

November 1, 2019

Two trivets with the letter L

Above: nickel-plated cast iron, 4 5/8” w/four 3/8” pad feet. On face: L. These two intricate trivets were cast through the rim. Considering the molten iron had to flow uninterrupted … Continue reading

October 15, 2019

GUOOF ~ a rare Oddfellows variant

Independent Order of Odd Fellows (IOOF) horseshoe plaque trivet. As I was browsing a list of eBay auctions last year I almost overlooked a rare horseshoe plaque trivet. At first … Continue reading

October 1, 2019

The Fortune Range lantz-style trivet

I’ve admired and collected circular Lantz trivets for a long time, but it’s been years since I’ve discovered a design unknown to me! Collectors categorize Lantz trivets by the intricacy of their … Continue reading

September 1, 2019

The Clark Jewel advertising stand

In a 2012 blog post I discussed The Quick Meal advertising stand. At that time I believed it to be an advertising giveaway for the Quick Meal Stove, produced by the … Continue reading

August 1, 2019