TRIVETOLOGY

Collecting, cleaning, displaying, researching, and appreciating TRIVETS and related go-withs!

Virginia Metalcrafters trivet in white brass

Recently a younger relative got married and asked for a trivet as a wedding present. I wanted to gift them something contemporary and practical, yet well made. The metal trivets … Continue reading

April 16, 2021 · Leave a comment

The Reading Hardware Company

The Reading Hardware Company was established in 1872 and continued in operation until 1950. It was an industrial leader in the United Sates from the 1880s to the late 1920s, … Continue reading

November 1, 2020

The Red Riding Hood trivet

Artwork by Jessie Willcox Smith, 1911 (public domain) Over the past few months I’ve purchased three different versions of the Red Riding Hood trivet; all were found on eBay. Their … Continue reading

July 1, 2020

Firebar and bracketed trivets

The following page originally appeared in The Kenrick Catalogue of 1876. The image below, shared with permission, is from the 1986 softbound version of the catalog published by Tharston Press. Archibald … Continue reading

March 15, 2020

The Clark Jewel advertising stand

In a 2012 blog post I discussed The Quick Meal advertising stand. At that time I believed it to be an advertising giveaway for the Quick Meal Stove, produced by the … Continue reading

August 1, 2019

Electric Furnace Man (EFM) trivets

Each EFM trivet was hand enameled by a local artisan. The history of the EFM trivet begins with the 1907 founding of General Machine Company in New York City. The … Continue reading

July 15, 2019

The Iron Art Company, Philipsburg, NJ

The Iron Art Company of Phillipsburg, New Jersey was in business from 1959 1954 to 1989 (see Update below). It was a major distributor of cast iron products in the 1950’s … Continue reading

June 1, 2019

Robert Emig Products, Reading, PA

Front cover of the 1968 Emig catalog Robert Emig Products of Reading, Pennsylvania was a distributor of decorative metalware. Contracts were signed with independent foundries to create the castings; Emig … Continue reading

April 15, 2019