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Trivets31 of 38My Sad Iron & Trivet Collectionhand carved teak trivet
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Posted 6 years ago

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I bought this trivet on ebay, but I'm at a loss to how to use it.

It has two little legs and a long spear one !

Thanks for the useful comments. I've uploaded a pic of the underneath, now.

Mystery Solved


  1. Pop_abides Pop_abides, 6 years ago
    Need more pictures but I can tell you it is NOT a trivet !
  2. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 6 years ago
    Well.................I only ever saw one being used and it sat on my grandmother's ironing board. When she took the comfort iron off the stove she sat it on one like this with an elevated foot. She used sad irons also.
  3. tornado-lynn, 6 years ago
    This is an antique trivet that attached to a parlor stove or fireplace firebar rail by the two cleats at the edge. The third adjustable support kept it securely in position at a right angle. It would most commonly be used to keep a coffee or tea pot warm.

    On eBay UK there is a Seller, chris1978black, who constantly finds and lists these interesting old trivets.

    If the firebar attachment is not rusted on, it can be removed so that the trivet can be displayed on a wall.

    For more information on trivets, visit my website All About Trivets.
  4. newshound15, 6 years ago
    Thank you very much Tornado-lynn. Problem solved !

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