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Twenty-four families at Owatonna, Minnesota originally founded this group in 1984 as the Midwest Sad Iron Collectors Club. Over the years our group grew in both size and scope.

At the Kansas City Convention in 2008 we voted to update our name to PITCA, reflecting the diversity of our membership. Today we have members from the United States plus Australia, Canada, England, France, Germany, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Romania, Spain and Switzerland.

All information on our website is shared with the public with the exception of the hidden sub-tabs under Members Only, visible only to dues paying members.

Many images on our website can be enlarged: click once to enlarge; click twice to zoom in.



Featured Image: The E. B. Cosby #3 Locomotive Fuel Iron.

One of the many benefits of PITCA membership is access to the Pressing News, published quarterly. Besides updates on member activities and ads, each issue contains interesting information not found elsewhere. The March 2017 issue contains the following articles:

  1. Iron Handle?
  2. Why E. B. Cosby Commissioned The Production Of This Locomotive Gas Iron
  3. Five E. B. Cosby Locomotive Irons
  4. REV.O NOC, One Strange Trivet
  5. Washing Bats
  6. Seven Of My Favorite Trivets
  7. Two Belgian Fluters
  8. Centennial Plaiter

Benefits of Joining PITCA

1. Meet and network with other collectors.
2. Learn more about irons, trivets and related collectibles.
3. Protect your investment while promoting your hobby.
4. Receive the Pressing News 4x a year.
5. Gain access to the Members Only area of this website.
6. Borrow materials from the PITCA library.
7. Attend regional PITCA group meetings.
8. Be notified of upcoming auctions and private sales.
9. Attend the annual PITCA Convention.

We look forward to adding you to our growing fellowship of collectors! Click Here for a membership application.

Member Updates * MAY 2017

* An updated photo directory is being created. We need your photograph! See more at Members Only/PITCA Picture Directory.

* The updated intro and PDF of "Liquid Fuel Irons" is at Members Only/Bonus Materials.

* The PDF of our Bylaws is now available at Members Only/PITCA Bylaws.

* Are you a Google Chrome browser user? If so, please read the member update under PITCA/FYI.

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


Officers 2016 - 2017

   Doug Denstedt ~ President
Jerry Marcus ~ Secretary Treasurer
  Jackie Lind ~ Librarian
  Jay Raymond ~ Editor, Pressing News
Lynn Rosack ~ Webmaster