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Blog ~ Vintage Electric Irons

Vintage Electric Irons by Jay Raymond

Information & Musing on Antique and Vintage Electric Clothes Irons

Having organized his life to allow ample time for friends, family and following his nose, Jay Raymond had the time to create his first book Streamlined Irons.

Jay's career has taken him from an art degree at Temple University to heating contractor, from building inspector to faculty member of the Barnes Foundation (Merion, PA), and from restaurant maître d' to handyman. He is also a poet and, in the past four years, a leader in the movement to preserve the integrity and intent of the Barnes Foundation's art and education.

Born in Philadelphia in 1954, Jay now resides in Frenchtown, NJ. He began collecting streamlined irons in the early 1980s.

Blog ~ Trivetology

Trivetology by Lynn Rosack

Collecting, Researching and Appreciating Antique & Vintage Trivets and other Laundry Day Collectibles

Until 1994 Lynn had been casually picking up trivets at flea markets and antique stores, but didn't know much about them. That year her husband Ed gifted her the book Trivets & Stands and things haven't been the same since! Her expanding collection of trivets, at one time numbering over 1200, became the inspiration for 2 trivet books published by Collector Books.

Lynn joined PITCA in 2007 and is the current Webmaster. She and her husband Ed live in Central Florida.

Collectible Photography

Central Florida Photo Ops by Ed Rosack

What and where they are and how to photograph them

Ed is a PITCA Member and the husband of webmaster Lynn Rosack. Although not actually a collector himself, he took interest in and carefully photographed all the trivets featured in Lynn's two published books.

Ed's article Collectible Photography shares suggestions to improve your photos of irons and trivets.