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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 exclusively online while others enjoy Internet networking plus 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 of irons in Budapest being used to flatten potato latkes ~  courtesy of PITCA members Marieanne and David Arata. February 13th is Shrove Tuesday, the last day before the fasting period of Lent for Western Christians. It's also called Mardi Gras, Fat Tuesday, or Pancake Day.

PITCA Collectors Auction "Irons In the Fire" * February 18, 2024 at 12 PM EST. Selling over 250 Lots of Pressing Irons from Several Collectors in PITCA, including - Early Patent Models, Gas and Fuel Irons, Goffering, Revolving, Toy, Electric, Early European Box, Mangle Boards, and much more. Hartzall's Auction Gallery, Inc. Auction Link on LiveAuctioneers

PITCA membership includes a subscription to the Pressing News Journal, published quarterly in September, December, March & June. Our members can view present and past issues on this website and/or receive a printed copy by mail.

Besides club & member news and information on upcoming auctions & events, each issue features several informative articles complete with full color photographs.

★ NEWLY SHARED! ★  Click Here to view these four articles from the September 2023 issue:

  • A Danish Wedding Iron and Trivet
  • Morrill and Ball (liquid fuel irons)
  • Zinna Manufacturing Company (charcoal irons)
  • Nickerson and Holman Reversible Gas Iron

Kevin Talks Irons Video #74: Old Irons with Animal Themes posted 10/29/23. 

View the entire Index of Full Length Videos and Shorts under the Spotlight tab.

★ Have you discovered KTI Shorts? This is the NINTH one-minute video in the series.

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The information presented on this website is offered as a public service and should be used only as a guide. 

Members Only Updates ✽ FEBRUARY

1. The first PITCA Zoom Gathering of the new year will be Saturday, March 2 from 2 PM - 3:30 PM EST. (This change in time will assist some folks that can't meet at an earlier time.) An email with the Zoom Link has been sent. The Link is also at Members Only/Announcements.

2. Please check the updated Directory under Members Only to make sure your Contact Info is correct. If not, please email Webmaster Lynn.

★ 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.

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

PITCA Officers ✽ 2023 - 2024

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