Club Benefits




● Membership for everyone in the household

● A subscription to the quarterly journal ☆ Pressing News ☆

● Free one column classified ads in the Pressing News

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

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

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

      ● Digital access to the Pressing News

      ● Borrowing any of the 550 items in the PITCA ☆ Lending Library ☆

      ● Access to research in ☆ Bonus Materials ☆

      ● Participation in the Discussion and Buy-Sell-Trade Forums

      ● Notification of upcoming Auctions and Sales



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.



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.



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.