Berney, Esther: A Collector's Guide To Pressing Irons & Trivets, 1977. Over 800 items are illustrated and described, including irons, trivets, advertising cards, patent papers, and pages from brochures and catalogs.
Geisert, Jim & Robin: Tuesday’s Reflections: A 30-Year Perspective, 2007. This is a beautifully photographed, self-published softbound catalog of the little irons and trivets in their collection. It makes a nice modern complement to the Politzer books but can be hard to find.
Glissman, A. H.: The Evolution Of The Sad Iron, 1970. This is considered the first definitive text on pressing irons.
Irons, David: Irons By Irons, 1994; More Irons By Irons, 1997; and Even More Irons By Irons, 2000. These three books will answer any question you have about a pressing iron. See Dave Iron's ad in the PITCA store for more information.
Politzer, Judy: Tuesday's Children, 1977 and Early Tuesday Morning, 1986. Politzer’s two books are packed with information on toy-sized irons and their matching trivets. The sole-plate of each iron is traced to assist in identification. Note: Tuesday's Children is sold in the PITCA Store.
Raymond, Jay: Streamlined Irons, 2008. A great reference for anyone with an interest in vintage electric irons. See Jay Raymond's ad in the PITCA store for more information.
Tonnekreek, Ton van der: Strijk Te Kijk (Show And Tell), 2009. Four centuries of irons and other related implements. Lavishly illustrated with many color plates. This book is hard to find.
Berney,Esther: A Collector's Guide To Pressing Irons & Trivets, 1977. There is an entire chapter devoted entirely to trivets.
Deeley, Robert with Andrew Crawforth & David Pearsall: The Cauldron, The Spit & The Fire, 2011. Includes several pages illustrating 18th and 19th century trivets and footmen.
Hankenson, Dick: Trivets Book 1 and Trivets Book 2, 1972. Dick Hankenson’s books were the first pertaining exclusively to trivets.
Kelly, Rob Roy and Ellwood, James: A Collector's Guide To Trivets & Stands, 1990. This book contains information on foundries and casting, trivet makers and distributors, trivet designs, and how to date a trivet. There are nearly thirteen hundred trivets pictured, along with notes on dimensions, markings, availability, and value.
Mitchell, Hazel: British Iron Stands (1991). This spiral bound book was assembled for the 8th International Congress of Iron Collectors. Only 100 numbered copies of this work were published, so finding a copy can be challenging.
Politzer, Judy: Tuesday's Children (1977) and Early Tuesday Morning (1986). Politzer’s two books are packed with information on toy-sized irons and their matching trivets. Note: Both books are sold in the PITCA Store.
Rosack, Margaret Lynn: The A-Z Guide To Collecting Trivets, 2004 and The Expanded A-Z Guide To Collecting Trivets, 2010. The first book contains introductory information and presents the more commonly found trivets. The second book expands on the first book, intrducing a wider variety of trivets.
Slesin, Suzanne and Rozensztroch, Daniel: Everyday Things Wire, 1994. The history of wireware is discussed and both trivets and sadiron stands are illustrated.
Raymond, Jay: Mangle Boards of Northern Europe, 2015. This is the long awaited, definitive text on mangle boards, featuring 267 boards presented in full color in a beautiful 12″ x 15″ coffee-table sized book.
Bercovici, Bryson and Gilham: Collectibles for the Kitchen, Bath and Beyond, 2nd Edition, 2001. This book contains a 22 page illustrated chapter detailing the most collectible ceramic, plastic and glass sprinkler bottles.
Maxwell, Lee: Save Women's Lives, 2003. The first and only book containing a comprehensive history of washing machines.
☆ A Benefit of PITCA Membership (all 40 Journals are available for loan from the PITCA Lending Library).
IRON TALK: JOURNAL OF ANTIQUE PRESSING IRONS
Issues of this journal are very hard to come by! Usually you will only be able to find a complete set from another collector or at auction.
Iron Talk was published bi-monthly 1996-2002 by Jimmy & Carol Walker, who were well known iron collectors from Texas. If you are an iron collector, or a trivet collector who would like to learn more about irons, then this is a wonderful reference.
There were 40 journals issued between 1995 and 2002.
Every other month a different topic was discussed. Each issue has 14-16 pages printed on heavy stock; 8 1/2" x 11".
9/10: Charcoal Irons
11/12: Tailgates (Irons) & Pressed Glass
1/2: Tuesday's Children
3/4: Reversible Combination Irons
5/6: Poster Stamps & American Fluting Irons
7/8: Travel Irons (copy)
9/10: Little Fluters (copy)
11/12: Secrets of Cleaning Irons
1/2: Tanks for the Memories
3/4: Not Quite Sprinklers
5/6: Mrs. Florence Potts
7/8: 19th Century Hatter Irons
9/10: Scottish Irons
11/12: Basic Iron Collecting
1/2: Advanced Iron Collecting
3/4: Record Keeping For Iron Collectors
5/6: Early Coleman Irons
7/8: Clothes Sprinklers
9/10: Little Swan Irons
11/12: Flatiron Building Collectibles
1/2: Light My Fire
3/4: The Ephrata Swan
5/6: The Dover Family
11/12: Little French Irons (copy)
1/2: Displaying Your Collection
3/4: Patent Models
5/6: Korean Stone Iron
7/8: Black Memorabilia for Iron Collectors
9/10: Letterhead Art
11/12: Coleman Irons
1/2: Too Hot To Handle
3/4: Primitive Irons
5/6: Irons of the Old West
7/8: Shepard Fluters
11/12: Streamlined Irons
3/4: It's a Small, Small World