Club Benefits

 
 

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WHAT DOES A PITCA MEMBERSHIP INCLUDE?

 

● Membership for everyone in the household

● Invitations to attend Regional Meetings held in the Midwest and Northeast

● An invitation to attend the annual PITCA Convention in the Midwest

● Notification of upcoming Auctions and Sales

● Sign In priviledges to the Members Only area of this website that include access to:

☆ Pressing News ☆ our quarterly journal

☆ Index to the Pressing News ☆ New for 2019! Archives articles in all issues 1984-2019

☆ Lending Library ☆ featuring over 550 items

☆ Bonus Materials ☆ authored by experienced collectors

☆ Discussion & Buy-Sell-Trade Forums ☆ communicate with other members

☆ PRESSING NEWS ☆

 

The Pressing News is published quarterly in both print and digital format. Each issue contains interesting information not found elsewhere, as well as updates on member activities and ads.

The Pressing News alone is well worth the low yearly price of PITCA membership! You can opt to read the quarterly issues online or pay a little extra to receive each current issue in print. 

Currently quarterly back issues of the Pressing News are available online to September 2014. Plans are to eventually archive all past issues online, with an Index.

So you can fully appreciate the quality and value of each issue, PITCA is sharing the MARCH 2018 ISSUE OF PRESSING NEWS.

☆ INDEX TO THE PRESSING NEWS ☆

 

In September 2019 an Index was created, alphabetically archiving all topics in the Pressing News from 1984 to 2019. Members can access this online and/or print a copy.

☆ LENDING LIBRARY ☆

 

PITCA has an extensive archive of materials for use by its members. It is under the care of Jackie Lind, PITCA Librarian.

The collection includes books, articles, CDs, DVDs, magazines, newsletters, pamphlets, catalogs, advertising, instruction manuals, patents, letters, and photos. 

The PITCA Library Inventory is in Excel spreadsheet format and can be viewed in the “Members Only” section of our club’s website. Members can request items which are sent by mail; the only cost is for postage both ways.

☆ BONUS MATERIALS ☆

 

PITCA is building a collection of research articles. Members are invited to document and share their knowledge.

● Blankenship, Melissa. Amozoc (Toy) Irons.

● Bracht, Alexander. Introduction Into The World Of The Mangle Boards.

● Bracht, Alexander. Smoothing Iron Stands From the Collection of G. Weisner

● Horbal, Jack. A Compilation of Liquid Fuel Iron Companies.

● Rosack, Ed. Collectible Photography: Equipment, Technique, Hints, Suggestions and Tips. This was a 2018 PITCA Convention presentation.