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Hailing from a simpler time, this "Double Duty Americana Tile" (copyrighted 1943) was designed to combine fun and function. On the "fun" side, it captures a classic scene from everyday small-town life, depicting the village siren, the too-attentive grocer and the nosy gossip. (There's a witty little verse, too, spaced out across its four sides.) There's a grommet on the back for easy wall hanging.

On the "function" side, this is a perfectly serviceable trivet to protect counters and tabletops from hot pots; the copy on the back specifically calls out its suitability for a "percolator", harkening back to the most popular coffee-brewing method of the day.

Personally, we think it would be a shame to relegate this piece to mere trivet duty. The colors are strong and vivid, the graphics are complete, with just a few scattered use marks. It would charmingly brighten a modern kitchen with a welcome note of vintage humor.

If you like this trivet, you may want to have a look at another from the same series, listed here:

Rounded to the nearest measurement.

6" L
6" W
3/8" H
Brand/Maker: Double Duty Americana Tile / Lackner

Condition: Very good. Scattered tiny wear and use marks; some wear to lettering. Bright and attractive.

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1940s Decorative Trivet // 40s Decorative Tile

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  • Vintage item from the 1940s
  • Materials: stoneware, pottery, porcelain, ceramic
  • Ships worldwide from New Jersey, United States
  • Feedback: 105 reviews
  • Favorited by: 33 people