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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:  The Stevens Sunflower Iron & companion Trivet.

Kevin Talks Irons

View the entire Index of Full Length Videos and Shorts under the Spotlight tab. There are now 81 full-length Videos and 21 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 March 2024 issue include:

  • Shipping Antique Metaalware
  • Hat Irons: Insight From A Hatter
  • Gem Sad Iron Holder & Shield
  • The Lady Dover Electric Iron
  • American Machine Co. Fluters & Trade Cards

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

Members Only Updates ✽ MAY

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

2. It's time to Finalize Your Convention Plans! There will be a Thursday Auction this year; you may want to arrive early for the Wednesday preview. The Group Number needed to make a Convention hotel reservation is provided. Announcements/Sauder Inn Hotel

3. Each visit -  review the list of our New Members and the updates to Existing Members' contact info. Posted in the Directory and in Announcements/Member Updates 

4. Also at each visit - check the Forum and Buy/Sell/Trade for new posts!

5. The updated Library Inventory pdf was posted at Lending Library on March 19th.

★ 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

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