Cocktail Construction Trivet
- Made in Providence, Rhode Island, U.S.A.
- 100% marble
- Cork backing to protect furniture
- Heat and dishwasher safe
- Gift boxed
- Each stone is hand selected for quality.
This marble trivet decorated with the infamous Cocktail Chart adds a fun elegant touch to entertaining or everyday life in the kitchen and can be used as a plate, cutting board, place mat, cheeseboard, or platter. It is ideal to protect your surfaces from hot dishes straight out of the oven.
Forest Service Region 8 Engineer Cleve Ketcham had a good sense of humor, and in 1974, he drew up this detailed cocktail construction chart. As the nation's recordkeeper, the National Archives holds in trust the records of all the branches of government, including the U.S. Forest Service. It seems that when the Forest Service records from 1974 were pulled for storage, Ketcham's joke was in the mix, and someone must have thought that this record was just too good not be preserved in the National Archives.
Cleve "Red" Ketcham passed away in 2005, but he has since been commemorated in the National Museum of Forest Service History.