PITCA member Arnie Stein of Minnesota is the proud owner of more than 3,000 irons, some dating back to the early 1700s. Arnie's Iron Museum is located near Morris, Minnesota and tours are available by appointment only. For more information, call Arnie Stein at 320-589-2249. Video courtesy of WCCO-CBS Minnesota.
Lee Maxwell is in the Guinness Book of Records and has written his own book entitled "Save Women's Lives, History of Washing Machines." His amazing museum is open for tours by appointment only.
Antique Washing Machine Museum
35901 Weld County Road 31
Eaton, CO 80615 (USA)
Extreme Ironing is both sport and performance art in which people take an ironing board to a remote location and iron items of clothing. According to the official website, extreme ironing is "the latest danger sport that combines the thrills of an extreme outdoor activity with the satisfaction of a well-pressed shirt." In actual competitions the iron has to be functioning and actual hot ironing has to be performed. This video was filmed in South Dakota, USA.
The metal casting techniques in this video also pertain to the methods used in early trivet casting, when molds were made using the lost wax technique. Watch for explanation of terms like Sprue and Wedge.
This Suburban life: A Blacksmith from Honey Brook (3/16/09). Jim Kieffer, a blacksmith from Honey Brook of Chester County, PA shows his craft to Philly.com Inquirer staff writer Art Carey. Note at 1:30 he shows his Snake Trivet design as discussed on p.16 of Lynn Rosack's book "The Expanded A-Z Guide To Collecting Trivets". And here's an additional Article detailing the forged art of Jim Kieffer.