Reference Books for Pressing Iron Collectors

Berney,Esther: A Collector's Guide To Pressing Irons & Trivets, 1977. 

Geisert, Jim & Robin: Tuesday’s Reflections: A 30-Year Perspective, 2007. This is a beautifully photographed, self-published softbound catalog of the little irons and trivets in their collection. It makes a nice modern complement to the Politzer books but can be hard to find. 

Glissman, A. H.: The Evolution Of The Sad Iron, 1970. This is considered the first definitive text on pressing irons.

Irons, David: Irons By Irons, 1994; More Irons By Irons, 1997; and Even More Irons By Irons, 2000. These three books will answer any question you have about a pressing iron! 

Politzer, Judy: Tuesday's Children1977 and Early Tuesday Morning1986Politzer’s two books are packed with information on toy-sized irons and their matching trivets. The sole-plate of each  iron is traced to assist in identification. 

Rayond, Jay: Streamlined Irons, 2008. A great reference for anyone with an interest in vintage electric irons.

Reference Books for Trivet Collectors

Berney,Esther: A Collector's Guide To Pressing Irons & Trivets, 1977. There is an entire chapter devoted entirely to trivets.

Deeley, Robert with Andrew Crawforth & David Pearsall: The Cauldron, The Spit & The Fire, 2011. Includes several pages illustrating 18th and 19th century trivets and footmen.

Hankenson, Dick: Trivets Book 1 and Trivets Book 21972. Dick Hankenson’s books were the first pertaining exclusively to trivets. 

Kelly, Rob Roy and Ellwood, James: A Collector's Guide To Trivets & Stands1990.  This book contains information on foundries and casting, trivet makers and distributors, trivet designs, and how to date a trivet. There are nearly thirteen hundred trivets pictured, along with notes on dimensions, markings, availability, and value. 

Mitchell, Hazel: British Iron Stands (1991). This spiral bound book was assembled for the 8th International Congress of Iron Collectors. Only 100 numbered copies of this work were published, so finding a copy can be challenging.

Politzer, Judy: Tuesday's Children (1977) and Early Tuesday Morning (1986)Politzer’s two books are packed with information on toy-sized irons and their matching trivets. Note: Both books are sold in the PITCA Store.

Rosack, Margaret Lynn: The A-Z Guide To Collecting Trivets, 2004 and The Expanded A-Z Guide To Collecting Trivets, 2010. The first book contains introductory information and presents the more commonly found trivets. The second book expands on the first book, intrducing a wider variety of trivets.

Slesin, Suzanne and Rozensztroch, Daniel: Everyday Things Wire, 1994. The history of wireware is discussed and both trivets and sadiron stands are illustrated.

Reference Books ~ Go-Withs

Raymond, Jay: Mangle Boards of Northern Europe, 2015. This is the long awaited, definitive text on mangle boards, featuring 267 boards presented in full color in a beautiful 12″ x 15″ coffee-table sized book.

Bercovici, Bryson and Gilham: Collectibles for the Kitchen, Bath and Beyond, 2nd Edition, 2001. This book contains a 22 page illustrated chapter detailing the most collectible ceramic, plastic and glass sprinkler bottles.

Maxwell, Lee: Save Women's Lives, 2003. The first and only book containing a comprehensive history of washing machines.