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Glasses
Garden City, MI
Glasses
Xenia, OH
Glasses
Southbridge, MA
Buddy Holly's Glasses
Lubbock, TX
The Glasses in Garden City are installed on top of the sign for Prestige Eyewear. They are about five feet long. [map]

The Glasses in Xenia are part of the sign for Lowell C. Eicher's optometry office. [map]

The Glasses in Southbridge are 19 feet tall. They were installed in the park of the town square in 2010. The sculpture is a tribute to the optical heritage of the area and the former American Optical complex across the street. For more, see this website. [map]

This steel sculpture of Buddy Holly's Glasses was installed in front of the Buddy Holly Center in 2002. It was created by Steve Teeters. Holly was born in Lubbock. [map]

More Giant Glasses:
Buddy Holly's Glasses (Clear Lake, IA)
Glasses (Staunton, VA)

Spool of Thread
Los Angeles, CA
Spool of Thread
Miami, AZ
Needle & Button
New York, NY
Needle & Button
Kansas City, MO
This Spool of Thread in Los Angeles is installed in the Fashion District downtown. It appears to be about 10 feet tall. It was accompanied by a giant needle originally. The sculptures were created by Reverend Gadget. [map]

This Spool of Thread in Miami is installed on the roof of Julie's Sewing Corner. It has been there since at least 2008. [map]

The Needle & Button in New York City were built in 1995 as part of the Fashion Center Information Kiosk. The sculpture has a 31 foot long needle and the world's largest button. [map]

The Needle & Button in Kansas City is located in the city's former garment district. The needle is 19 feet tall and was installed in 2002. [map]

More Giant Spools of Thread:
Versailles, MO

Aggie Ring
College Station, TX
Bonded Rings
College Station, TX
This Aggie Ring is 12 feet tall and made of bronze. It is located at Texas A&M University. The sculpture was created by Blue Genie Art Industries and installed in 2009. [map]

The Bonded Rings sculpture is located near the giant Aggie Ring. It was created in 1994 by Benjamin Knox. [map]

Water Bottle
Houston, TX
Water Cooler
Harlingen, TX
Water Cooler
McAllen, TX
Rod & Reel
Port Isabel, TX
Fishing Pole
Port Townsend, WA
Life Preserver
Superior, WI
This giant Water Bottle is a cleverly-designed water vending machine. [map]

These giant Water Coolers function as a Culligan water vending machines. I didn't make a note of where the one in Harlingen was located. Does anyone have an address? [McAllen map]

This Rod & Reel was built in 1999. It is over 71 feet tall and has a functional four foot reel. [map]

This giant Fishing Pole is located at an unidentified bait shop. [map]

This giant Life Preserver is located at an ICO (Inter City Oil) gas station. The station was closed when this photo was taken in 2011. By 2015, the pumps had been removed and the building was vacant but the Life Preserver was still there. [map]

More Giant Fishing Poles:
Detroit Lakes, MN
Blanchart, OK
Hebo, OR
Houston, BC

Giant Fishing Lures:
Miramar Beach, FL

Dreamcatcher
Meteor City, AZ
Dreamcatcher
Grants, NM
The Dreamcatcher in Meteor City is believed to be largest in the world. It is about 12 feet in diameter. It has been located at the Meteor City Trading Post since at least 2002. The first photo above is from 2006. By 2007, the sign and the flags were missing. The second photo is from 2012. The trading closed a few months after that. I believe this Dreamcatcher is still there. [first photo thanks Glenda Campbell] [map]

The Dreamcatcher in Grants is located between the Asian Supper Buffet and the Days Inn. [map]

Vacuums
River Oaks, TX
Vacuum [gone]
King of Prussia, PA
The Giant Vacuums in River Oaks are located at Evans Vacuum Cleaners. [map]

The Evans Vacuum in Fort Worth, TX has a few giant vacuums hanging inside the store.

The Giant Vacuum in King of Prussia was installed in front of Steve's Sewing & Vacuum Center. The store moved in 2017 and the giant vacuum was removed.

Candlelight Cottages
Bolton Landing, NY
Prayer Candle
San Antonio, TX
Peace Candle
of the World
Scappoose, OR
The Candlelight Cottages displays this giant, gas-burning candle on their front lawn. [map]

The 40 foot tall Prayer Candle is officially known as the Veladora of Our Lady of Guadalupe. It was created by Jesse Trevino in 2003 as a devotional to the Virgin Mary. It is installed on the wall of the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center. For more, see this website. [map]

The Peace Candle of the World is about 50 feet tall and was built in 1971 from a silo which was coated with wax. The candle was created on this site by the Brock Candles factory which burned down in 1990. There was originally an actual wick. The flame was later replaced with a natural gas line and then later with electricity. For more, see this website. [map]

Centennial
Peace Candle
Damascus, OR
2008: 2015:
The original Centennial Peace Candle was built in 1959 from 20 tons of candle wax gathered by local children. It was molded into a 21 1/2 foot tall candle and installed on Main Street. It was lit and burned for 100 days. This concrete and steel replica monument was built in 1961. In 2009, the candle was restored and a stainless steel flame was added. For more, see this website. [map]

Giant Candle
Golden, CO
Giant Candles
Centerville, IN
Giant Firecracker
Armagosa Valley, NV
This Giant Candle in Golden was built as a lighthouse in 2002 for a Shurgard Self-Storage center. The structure was converted into a candle around 2004 for Candlelight Storage. For more, see this website. [map]

The Candles in Centerville were built in 2006 for the Warm Glow Candle Outlet. Three candles are used for the sign located right off the I-70 exit. The larger, 25 foot tall candle is part of the store's building. For more, see this website. [map]

The Giant Firecracker is located at Alamo Fireworks. It conceals a water tank and has been there since at least 2008. [map]

More Giant Candles:
South Deerfield, MA

Big Bowl
Chicago, IL
Giant
Cell Phone [gone]
Millsboro, DE
Giant Tattoo Gun
Jacksonville, NC
Hand Truck
Johnston, RI
The Big Bowl is a Chinese and Thai restaurant with four locations in Chicago, three in Minnesota and one in Virginia. At least a few of the other locations have these giant bowls. These photos are from 2006. This location is gone now but there is another here. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3.

This Giant Cell Phone advertised for an Atlantic Cellular store. This photo is from 2009. The Cell Phone was still there in 2014 but gone by 2018.

The is an old-fashioned Giant Telephone in Bryant Pond, ME.

This Giant Tattoo Gun doubles as a sign for Stout's House of Pain Tattoos. [map]

There is another Giant Tattoo Gun in Anchorage, AK.

The Giant Hand Truck stands in front of Yankee Supply. It was built in the mid-1990s and is 12 feet tall. The wheels are made from car tires. For more, see this website. [map]

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