TRIVETOLOGY

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

The Iron Art Company, Philipsburg, NJ

The Iron Art Company of Phillipsburg, New Jersey was in business from 1959 1955 to 1989 (see Update below). It was a major distributor of cast iron products in the 1950’s … Continue reading

June 1, 2019

“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

The Ober Manufacturing Company

In the 1870’s two brothers, John and George H. Ober, founded the Ober Manufacturing Company of Chagrin Falls, Ohio. Although primarily a woodworking machinery manufacturer, the foundry eventually also produced … Continue reading

April 15, 2017

The Quick Meal advertising stand

Original blog post from 2/5/12 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 … Continue reading

February 5, 2012