Manhole Cover Cork Trivet-Minneapolis

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Manhole Cover Cork Trivet-Minneapolis

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The City of Lakes has many extraordinary manhole covers, thanks in part to a cover art program launched in the 1980’s. The program expanded in the 1990’s with the renovation of Nicollet Mall. Artist Kate Burke developed 11 designs to embellish a 13 block area. The cover offered here is not one of them. Part of the mission of the Under Cover series is to preserve the older covers that are disappearing due to age, theft, collection or to literal obscurity. This snowflake design from Gillette-Herzog Manufacturing still exists in Minneapolis, but often paved over. The foundry has morphed through acquisition to US Steel. The foundry site is now occupied by Metal-Matic, Inc. which may have one of these on its sidewalk. Part of the Midwest Manhole cover coaster series with St. Louis, New Orleans & Kansas City.

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"We all have three cities: the one in which we grew up, the one where we live and the one in which we wished we live."-Alan Furst
Put a functional memento of your favorite city on your table with a manhole cover in the form of a cork trivet. Each trivet replicates a real manhole from a city permanently etched into cork.

Each cork trivet is nearly 3/8" thick and about 7-1/4" in diameter. The engraving method has incredible detail and tactility. Fabricated from sustainable Portuguese cork and packaged from upcycled cardboard in Philadelphia, PA USA.

Shipping is free with any two orders or more (trivets and/or coasters.) Mixed styles and/or types. For example: NYC Coasters and a Budapest trivet ships free. Or a Philly Phever coaster set and a Grand Tour Coaster set ships free. Or a Hamburg trivet and a Roma trivet ships free. Or two Paris trivets and a Miami trivet ships free. We could go on….

Any single item order only is $3 shipping. See the International Shipping Options.
Cork is a natural material, thus rare aberrations within the etching can occur.
As each one is handmade please allow five business days for delivery. 

Listing is for the trivet only. See the coaster sets too.