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Twenty-four families at Owatonna, Minnesota founded this group in 1984 as the Midwest Sad Iron Collectors Club. It was renamed PITCA in 2008.

PITCA 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 held in the Midwest.

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. 

Featured Image:  Thirty-six PITCA members met in Denfield, Ontario on May 26th for the 2024 Spring Northeast Get-Together!

Kevin Talks Irons

View the entire Index of Full Length Videos and Shorts under the Spotlight tab. There are now 83 full-length Videos and 25 one-minute Shorts!


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.

Articles in the June 2024 issue include:

  • PITCA Gatherings: Zoom & Spring Meeting
  • Ten Years Of Pressing News
  • A Concise History of Early Electric Irons In The United States
  • Early Generations Of American Electric Irons
  • American Electrical Heater Co.
  • Pacific Electric Heating Co.
  • General Electric
  • Westinghouse
  • Landers, Frary & Clark
  • Simplex Electric Heating Co.

✽ Are you interested in viewing an example of our organization's publication, Pressing News Journal? To view these four articles that appeared in the September 2023 issue, Click Here.

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

Members Only Updates ✽ JUNE

1. The June Edition of the Pressing News is now available for viewing online at Pressing News. Printed copies are in the mail and should be received soon.

2. Finalize Your Convention Plans ASAP!

2. The next ZOOM Gathering will be Saturday, June 29 at 2:30 to 4:00 pm EDT. You'll find the Link under Announcements/Zoom

 ★ Are you 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

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