Antique Cast Iron: 2 Trivet Lot, Sad Iron Advertising, Philadelphia, Pa, 19thc. For SaleA pair of 19thC. Cast Iron Trivets from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. First, a Trivet for Mrs. Potts Crown Iron. Mary Florence Potts designed a sad iron with a detachable wooden handle to reduce heat, and demand for them was tremendous. The patent date was April 4, 1871. In 1897, a set of three sizes of Mrs. Potts' irons, one handle, and a trivet (pictured), sold for $0.59; nickel plating would cost you an extra $0.05! On October 7, 1879, Mrs. Potts assigned the reissue of her patent to the Enterprise Manufacturing Co. and American Machine Co., both of Philadelphia. The trivet shown on the right was made by Enterprise and nearly identical except for the wording.There is a crack in the casting on the Enterprise model (near the "F"); otherwise both are in very good condition with age-appropriate wear, soiling and oxidation. Both will clean up well, if desired. Please see photo set for complete details and further description. Both are nearly identical in size, measuring 4-1/2"W x 6"L x 1-1/4"H overall; legs are all 3/4"L. There is on this pair. Please offer early, and be sure to visit my other sales ending soon. All will ship promptly to the highest buyer, anywhere in the lower 48. Thanks for looking and Good Luck.
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