Two videos have recently been added to the YouTube series Kevin Talks Irons

#62: The Chalfant Mfg. Co. posted on 1/30/2023. A brief look at the biography of Issac Chalfant and his manufacturing enterprises, which included the production of irons.

#61: Mr. Potts Patent Model posted on January 23, 2023. Come with us as we visit the oldest known Mrs. Potts patent model at the Franklin Pierce School of Law's Intellectual Property Library in New Hampshire.



PITCA is a unique club, meeting the educational and networking needs of iron, trivet, and other laundry day collectors for over 38 years. Our longevity and success is largely due to the many friendships made along the way.

Our members hail from the following countries: the United States, Canada, England, France, Germany, Israel, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Romania, Russia and Switzerland. 

Benefits of Membership & Application Form

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

The December 2022 issue contains these articles: 

  1. English Goffering Irons
  2. 17th Int. Congress of Iron Collectors
  3. Advertising Something With Irons
  4. The Berger Sad Iron Stand & Its Reproductions
  5. Three Gas Jet Irons
  6. Rid-Jid Ironing Boards

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.

Visit the Facebook group Pressing Iron Enthusiasts, moderated by PITCA.

Members Only Updates ✽ FEBRUARY

1. PITCA Updates! Please begin using the newest versions of these resources, found in the Members Only section. 

  • Library Inventory updated Nov. 17th.
  • Member Directory updated Dec. 4th.
  • Index To The Pressing News updated Dec. 4th.

2. Be sure to check Announcements each time you visit the website. And take advantage of the BuySellTrade and Forum areas to communicate with fellow members. 

✽ PITCA members, please contact the Webmaster to share image(s) of how you display your collection. See examples at Irons/Displaying and Trivets/Displaying.

PITCA Officers for 2022 - 2023

Jeannie Marcus ~ President

Jerry Marcus ~ Secretary/Treasurer

Jay Raymond ~ Editor, Pressing News

Jackie Lind ~ Librarian

Lynn Rosack ~ Webmaster

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