A PANATORIUM is where garments are cleaned, pressed, repaired or dyed. Real photo postcard, circa 1910.

The 2019 PITCA Convention will be held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on Friday, August 2nd and Saturday, August 3rd, 2019. You must be a PITCA member to attend the convention.

The Dave and Sue Irons' Auction will preceed the PITCA Convention on Thursday, August 1st, 2019. The catalog is now posted at the Hartzel's Auction Gallery website. This Auction is open to the public.

Both the Auction and Convention will take place at the Pittsburgh Marriott North, Cranberry Township, PA.

Not yet a member of PITCA? Join now and meet us in Pittsburgh at convention time!

Benefits of PITCA membership

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PITCA membership includes a subscription to the Pressing News. Our latest issue, published for March 2019 contains the following in-depth articles:

  1. PITCA Library: New Acquisitions
  2. Little Potts-Type One Piece Irons
  3. Dress Maker No. 1
  4. Mystery of the Sheffield Irons
  5. Imperial Brass Manufacturing Company
  6. It Is Not Enough
  7. A Guide To Evaluating Trivets

Interested in learning more? View a past issue of the Pressing News.

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Member Updates for MAY 2019

In the Members Only section this month:

1. It's time to finalize your Convention plans! Registration forms are in the March 2019 Pressing News. Convention Registration will be FREE for those who register before June 15, 2019.

2. On 5/13/19 Jerry Labodda posted his collection for sale at Buy-Sell-Trade.

3. The March issue of the Pressing News is available for online viewing and/or printing. 

4. The Lending Library catalog was updated in January 2019 by Librarian Jackie Lind.

5. The 2018-2019 PITCA Member Directory is updated quarterly and is correct as of March 2019.

6. Please share your comments in the newest Forum discussions on Sheffield Irons and Cleaning Irons. Your input is appreciated!

7. Be a PITCA ambassador! Print Flyers and distribute to friends and local antique outlets.

8. Dues paying PITCA members: be sure to Sign Up for our website if you have not yet done so.

9. Have you forgotten your password and now you're unable to Sign In? Here are the directions to Reset a Password

PITCA Officers 2018 ~ 2019


Donna Vanover ~ President

Jerry Marcus ~ Secretary/Treasurer

Jay Raymond ~ Editor, Pressing News

Jackie Lind ~ Librarian

Lynn Rosack ~ Webmaster

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