|International Fiberglass Statues|
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International Fiberglass produced thousands of giant statues of people, animals, and objects. In 1962, Steve Dashew founded International Fiberglass. In 1963 or 1964, he purchased Prewitt Fiberglass Animals and acquired many molds that Bob Prewitt had created. Among them, was one for a Paul Bunyan statue which Prewitt had created in 1963. Hundreds of these Bunyan statues and their siblings were sold until around 1974 when International Fiberglass closed up shop. Less than 200 of these statues are still around today. It is believed that International Fiberglass had been producing the 14 Foot Tall Giant Men by 1963 before the company bought the 20 foot tall Paul Bunyan mold from Prewitt. The larger statues sold better and it is believed far fewer of the 14 foot tall statues were made.
Little was known about the company or the history of these statues until recently. In 1997, RoadsideAmerica.com began documenting these statues and calling them "Muffler Men" since some of them held mufflers. We now know that International Fiberglass simply called these statues "Giant Men", "Cowboys", "Astronauts" and such. The original statues held axes not mufflers. However, the name Muffler Man still persists. For more, see this website.
Click on the yellow boxes below for the various types of International Fiberglass statues.
|Paul Bunyans||Giant Men||14 Foot Tall Men||Mortimer Snerds|
|Other International Fiberglass Statues|
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