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

Galleries & Catalogs

Image Galleries

I sometimes include a Gallery within a blog post. Here’s an alphabetical index to all the Trivetology Galleries.

EFM trivets were company gifts produced from 1954 to the present day.

Trivets with Hearts have long been popular. Enjoy this gallery of antique trivets that incorporate hearts in their design.

Jenny Lind Trivets were both beautiful and practical souvenirs of Jenny Lind’s 1850-1852 visit to America.

JZH Alphabet Series of trivets resulted from John Harner’s interest in preserving Early American trivet designs.

Panel Trivets are defined by their trowel-shape and an oval, square or rectangular plaque bearing an inscription.

Trivets and stands with patents is an introduction to the patent process, featuring examples marked Pat. or Pat. Pending.

This Gallery of Sprinkler Bottles features some of the most decorative and collectible sprinkler bottles.

Virginia Metalcrafters “Ranch Brand” trivets were produced in 1952.

Virginia Metalcrafters Vacation Series trivets were designed by Horace Randolph Burns.


Companies began printing and distributing catalogs in the United States in the mid 1800s, documenting their inventory while reaching customers unable to travel to their stores. Collectors today find them both interesting and helpful when researching irons and trivets.

Through the years I’ve been lucky to find and add a number of interesting catalogs to my personal reference library. I’ll be be sharing excerpts from them via Trivetology blog posts, then posting them here.

Robert Emig Products, Reading, PA was a distributor of decorative metalware (1956-1980s).

The Iron Art Company, Phillipsburg, NJ was another distributor of decorative metalware (1959-1989).