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Twenty-four families at Owatonna, Minnesota founded this group in 1984 as the Midwest Sad Iron Collectors Club.The organization's name was updated to PITCA in 2008.

Our members hail from the United States and around the world. Some participate via the Internet while others enjoy traveling to PITCA-sponsored regional meetings, auctions, and the Annual Convention.

There are many Benefits of a PITCA membership! Whether you're a novice, intermediate or expert collector, as a PITCA member you can explore the many aspects of collecting, cleaning, displaying, researching and promoting irons, trivets, and other laundry collectibles. 

Image by member Joe Spence. Info on Panel Trivets shared by member Lynn Rosack.

PITCA membership includes a subscription to the Pressing News Journal, published quarterly in September, December, March & June.

The SEPTEMBER 2023 issue contains these articles: 

  • Danish Wedding Iron & Trivet
  • Morrill and Ball
  • Zinns Manufacturing Company
  • Nickerson and Holman Reversible Gas Iron
  • Coleman Irons, Electric and Fuel

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

Do you collect little irons and trivets? Limited copies of Tuesday's Children and Early Tuesday Morning remain. To purchase, visit the PITCA Store.


Kevin Talks Irons Video #73 American Machine Company fluting irons and trade cards  posted 9/22/23. 

View the entire Index of Videos under the Spotlight tab.

✽ Introducing Kevin Talks Irons "Shorts"! This is the first video in the series. KTI#1 Fluting Iron Trade Cards

Members Only Updates ✽ SEPTEMBER

1. The September Pressing News is available online.

2. Check the BuySellTrade section for new ads.

★ You're a PITCA member but can't access the Members Only section? Read here, then email the Webmaster if you're still having issues.

PITCA Officers ✽ 2023 - 2024

  • Sheila Preston ~ President
  • Jerry Marcus ~ Secretary/Treasurer
  • Jay Raymond ~ Editor, Pressing News
  • Bill Miller ~ Librarian
  • Lynn Rosack ~ Webmaster

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