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. We stay connected through regional meetings, the annual convention, this website, Facebook and our quarterly newsletter (available to members online since March 2015).

There is no public sign up to view most areas of this website. You're invited to explore the various tabs containing information pertaining to irons, trivets and other laundry day collectibles. Some images on our website can be enlarged: Click Once to Enlarge; Click Twice to Zoom In. You'll also find helpful blue links to click on throughout our website.

Whether a novice or expert collector, or just interested in learning more about irons and trivets, you're invited to join PITCA! Besides many other benefits, membership enables website sign up access which reveals the hidden sub-tabs visible only to members: Buy-Sell-Trade, Member Directory, Discussion Forum, Library, Photos and our online magazine Pressing News.

Officers 2015 - 2016

   Jan Pugliese ~ President
Jerry Marcus ~ Secretary Treasurer
Ken Broman ~ Librarian
  Jay Raymond ~ Editor, Pressing News
Lynn Rosack ~ Webmaster

Details and photographs from the 2015 International Congress are posted

at the Int Congress tab.

PITCA Member Updates

Don't yet have full website access? Sign-up info here

Check out Members Only/Forum for the latest 2016 Convention info. Just posted: Guide of Things To Do in and around Columbus/Worthington, OH