Trivet, Clothes Iron; Kenrick, Archibald & Sons; 1900-1920; WY.1995.60.1


Trivet, Clothes Iron

About this object

This trivet, the Kenrick No 10, was manufactured by Archibald Kenrick & Sons. The company opened in 1791 in West Bromwich, England and continues to operate at their original site today. They originally produced buckles and livery fittings, however, as times have changed they have shifted their production to window and door hardware.

During the ironing process a trivet was used to support the hot flatiron so that it did not burn a surface when not in use.

It is possible this trivet was associated with or donated by Melvin Thwaites or his family. Melvin bought Bain McLeod's bulk lime sowing business in 1953 and operated it from his properties on Cardigan Road and Balaclava Street, Wyndham.


Kenrick, Archibald & Sons

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Medium and Materials

inorganic, processed material, metal, iron

Inscription and Marks

Top left side has 'WY 95 60' written in white ink.
Underside has 'KENRICK No 10' imprinted along the lower horizontal bar of the main frame.
Underside has white sticker with word 'THWAITES' written on it in the top left quarter.


l 157 mm x w 115 mm x d 32 mm

Subject and Association Keywords

Domestic Life (household chattels, food and drink)

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