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Object ID # 1959.002.057abc
Object Name Trivet, Ironing
Title Sad Iron & Three Trivets
Lexicon category 5: T&E For Science & Technology
Made Unknown
Place of Origin Unknown
Description Three open-work cast iron trivets. This catalogue number is also on an all-metal small sad iron, that is only emboss-cast with "4" (on its top side). It likely came along with "B".
A. Rather wide trivet with an 8-pointed star design. Rather high ridges on two sides to keep the iron in place. Held up by three cylindrical legs. Bottom is quite rusty but the top is in good condition.
B - Solid-style, cast-embossed with "4", manufacturer unknown. Cast iron rounded triangular shape to the body of the iron. Two curved rod supports for the handle grip. The "4" is on the top side.
C - Longer trivet with the design of a letter W and a heart. Supported by three longish legs. No ridges.
Makers mark "4" emboss-cast
Provenance Foundry of manufacture unknown. Previously owned by Mrs. William G. Reid, was formerly Miss Jean Givens of Massie, Grey County. She married Mr. Reid, who was a son of George Inglis Reid and Clara (Milson) Reid.

Jean's parents were James Givens and the former Mary Ann "Minnie" McKay of Holland Township, Grey County. Mary Ann's parents were John and Margaret Murray McKay, who were married in Chatsworth, Grey County in 1869. James & Minnie Givens were buried at Greenwood Cemetery in Owen Sound in the 1950s. Mary Ann "Minnie" McKay's lifedates are b. 1870-d. 1950.
Collection Household Equipment, 19th-c Collection
Material Iron
Found Grey County, Ontario
People Givens, James
Givens, Mary Ann
Reid, Jean
Subjects Irons (Pressing)
Laundry
Search Terms Massie