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This month's Pressing News includes an article on the "Silver Streak" line of electric irons that featured a body of gleaming Pyrex glass and a streamlined profile. The irons came in an array of vibrant colors. 

★ Be sure to check out the 2 Upcoming Auctions! The first one ends on December 6th.


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A reference book from the PITCA Store and/or a PITCA membership would make a thoughtful gift.

Pressing News

PITCA membership includes a subscription to the Pressing News journal which is published quarterly in September, December, March & June. The December 2021 issue contains the following in-depth articles: 

  1. Scottish Box Irons
  2. The Simplex Electric Flat Iron Stand
  3. Brownlee, Campbell & Wright (gas irons)
  4. Silver Streak
  5. Myers Goat
  6. Ad for the C. W. Bongard & Co., Limited Electric Iron (Canadian)

Would you like to read a past issue? ★ Click Hereto view six articles from the September 2021 issue plus two other articles shared from earlier issues.

The YouTube series Kevin Talks Irons, by PITCA members Kate & Kevin McCartney, is intended to educate and entertain the avid collector, beginning collector, antique shop owner, picker and novice alike. Each of these 38 videos is a mini lesson on a different topic about irons. See the entire list of videos in the series.

Pressing Iron Enthusiasts is a Facebook discussion forum moderated by PITCA members where we share and discuss pressing irons and other laundry day collectibles. Check it out!

PITCA Officers for 2021 - 2022

Gary Douglass ~ President

Jerry Marcus ~ Secretary/Treasurer

Jay Raymond ~ Editor, Pressing News

Jackie Lind ~ Librarian

Lynn Rosack ~ Webmaster

Members Only Updates * DECEMBER 2021

1. The December 2021 issue of the Pressing News is available for reading and/or printing.

2. Earlier issues of the Pressing News, in reverse order, are in the process of being scanned. These issues predate Jay Raymond assuming the position of Editor in September 2014. See the tab Earlier Pressing News.

3. Check out Zoom Gathering Info for highlights of our most recent gathering on November 20th.  

4. The Membership Directory & Index to the Pressing News were revised as of September. Please use these new versions.

5. Take advantage of the Discussion Forum and Buy-Sell-Trade to communicate with fellow members.

★ If you're a PITCA member and need to Sign Up for this website, or are having trouble accessing the tabs under Members Only, see Troubleshooting.

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