Iron trivet (stand) is hand-hammered into triangular shape. It is made from two pieces. One leg and its two cross members meet with two legs with one cross member and are hammered together. Ends of legs are bent upward slightly. Supposedly made in 1836 and used in Grimes Co. to keep coffee pot over coals all day.
L. 21 x W. 22 x H. 7 cm (L. 8.3 x W. 8.7 x H. 2.8 in)
Place of Origin
Grimes County (Tex.)
Gift to Texas Memorial Museum, by J. Frank Dobie, 06/13/1946.
Artisan or Artist
iron ; trivets
Materials Facet -- Materials (Hierarchy Name) -- materials (matter) -- inorganic material -- metal -- iron (metal) ; Objects Facet -- Furnishings and Equipment (Hierarchy Name) -- Tools and Equipment (Hierarchy Name) -- equipment -- trivets
Tools & Equipment for Materials -- food processing and preparation tools and equipment -- food preparation accessories -- trivet -- pad, hot
culinary equipment -- trivets ; tools and equipment -- trivets
Texas Memorial Museum Collection, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin
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Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin
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