TRIVETOLOGY

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

W. H. Howell Company sad iron stands

The W. H. Howell Company of Geneva, Illinois was a leading producer of cast iron sad irons, trivets and fluters from the mid 1800s into the early 1900s. But as the … Continue reading

November 15, 2021

The WAPAK sad iron stand

If you have a copy of Esther Berner’s book A Collector’s Guide To Pressing Irons and Trivets (1977) you might notice at least two instances where she associates the Wapak … Continue reading

November 1, 2021

A beautiful “Ober” stand, possibly a prototype

In June of 2007 an unusual, 6 1/4″ diameter nickel-plated sad iron stand (trivet) with 4 short feet appeared on eBay. It shared some similarities with the Ober Square Leaf … Continue reading

August 1, 2021

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

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

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

Rub While The Iron Is Hot

Nickel plated cast iron stand, original finish, 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 … Continue reading

May 1, 2018

The Quick Meal advertising stand

This rare sad iron stand (7 x 5″ with 3 feet; 1561 on reverse) sold on eBay for $155.50 on 2/4/12 after 16 bids. What’s so unusual about it? Well, … Continue reading

February 5, 2012

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