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Spade [gone]
various locations, England
Indianapolis, IN
Carmel, IN
This Spade was 10 1/2 feet tall and was created in 2005. It toured around England as a promotional device for Joseph Bentley Garden Tools. It was then sold on eBay. [photos thanks to Ian Cross]

These Trowels stand in front of two of Habig's Garden Center locations. [Indianapolis map]; [Carmel map]

Fountain Pen
Washington, DC
Fountain Pen Nib
Roseburg, OR
Pencil [gone]
Pittsburgh, PA

Wytheville, VA
Ocala, FL
Mount Dora, FL
Pocatello, ID
Denver, CO
Pencil [gone]
Portland, OR
Pencil [gone]
Columbus, OH
Atlanta, GA
Pencil [gone]
Pacific Grove, CA
Spokane, WA
Pencil [gone]
Centralia, WA
The Fountain Pen is part of the sign over the entrance to Fahrney's Pens. The business was founded in 1929. [map]

The Fountain Pen Nib is located at Roseburg Book & Stationery which was established in 1910. This sign and maybe the Nib are probably from the 1960s. [map]

The Pencil in Pittsburgh stood at the entrance to the Top Notch Art Centre. I believe it had been here since the late 1990s. The business closed in 2019. In 2020, the storefront was remodeled and the Pencil was gone.

The Pencil in Wytheville is made of steel and is 30 feet tall. It was created in the late 1950s. The owner of Wytheville Office Supply wanted to set an example and get other businesses to build oversized things but they never did. There was a pair of scissors in front of a barber shop at one time. A paint can was installed in the 1990s a block away. [map]

The Pencil in Ocala is integrated into the sign for the Executive Plaza shopping center. It has been there since at least 2007. [map]

The Pencil in Mount Dora has supported a billboard sign for Charlie Johnson Builder since 1980. [map]

The Pencil in Pocatello was installed on the roof of Bangs Stationers. The company was established by 1945 but I don't know if they were always at this location or when the Pencil was installed. In 2009, Bangs merged with Porter's Office Products and the name on the front-facing sign was changed. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

This former smokestack in Denver was painted to look like a Pencil in 2013. [map]

The Pencil in Portland served as a sign for the Office Supply Co. This photo is from 2008. By 2014, the Pencil was gone. For more, see this website.

The Pencil in Columbus was located at Graham Office Supply. This store has been here since 1952 but I don't know how old the revolving pencil was. This photo is from 2010. By 2014, the Pencil was gone.

The Pencil in Atlanta was built in 1999. It is 14 feet tall and made of fiberglass. It was installed in front of Grady High School. It was removed in 2019 for restoration. For more, see this website.

The Pencil in Pacific Grove was located above the entrance of Alpha Stationers. It was installed sometime after 2011. This photo is from 2015. By 2018, the store had closed and the Pencil was gone.

The Pencil in Spokane is about 12 feet tall. It is installed in front of the Quinn Group, an advertising agency. It has been there since at least 2007. [map]

The Pencil in Centralia is located in front of the Freeman Center. It was built in 2012 by Steve Freeman, the owner of the tutoring business. The Pencil is 24 feet tall. It was made from recycled cedar. The tip is made of metal while the eraser is made from rubber. It was restored in 2014. This photo is from 2015. In 2018, the Pencil was removed. It will supposedly be displayed in a "nearby community" in the future.

More Pen Nibs:
Tiffin, IA

More Pencils:
Casey, IL
Ellettsville, IN [map]
West Lafayette, IN
Boston, MA
Baltimore, MD [map]
Minneapolis, MN
St. Louis, MO
Akron, OH
Cleveland, OH
Rochester, NY
Wysox, PA
Shelburne, VT
Menasha, WI
Bracebridge, ON

Easton, PA
Winnie, TX
Crayons & Pencil
Downey, CA
Paint Brush [gone]
San Andreas, CA
The box of Crayons in Easton hovers over the entrance of the Crayola Factory. This crayon box has been here since 1996 when the Factory opened. There is another crayon inside. For more, see this website. [map]

The box of Crayons in Winnie is installed in front of the East Chambers Elementary School. [map]

These Crayons & Pencil are installed in front of Imperial Elementary School. They have been there since at least 2011. [map]

The Paint Brush was installed on the awning of the Calaveras Arts Council Gallery Store. This photo is from 2014. The Paint Brush was gone by 2018.

Art Ellis Supply Inc. [gone]
Sacramento, CA
Fresno, CA
Art Ellis Supply Inc., an art supply store, opened in 1948. This sign appeared to be from the 1960s or 1970s. The store closed in 2014. The palette was gone by 2016 and the paintbrush was painted black. The sign was removed in 2017.

The Palette is installed on the roof of a building at the Big Fresno Fair. I don't know how old it is or where it came from.

More Crayons:
Cortland, OH

More Paint Brushes:
Owensboro, KY

Paint Tubes:
Graham, NC

Paint Cans

Sprayer [gone]
Rochester, NY
Paper Clip
Spanish Fort, AL
Safety Pin
Marietta, GA
Rubber Stamp
St. Joseph, MO
This Paint Sprayer was located at Lou Fico's Repair & Refinish Collision. This photo is from 2010. By 2014, the building had been demolished and the Paint Sprayer was gone.

This Paper Clip is 14 feet tall. It was designed by Barry Booth and built by Casey Downing Jr. It was installed in 1993 as a symbol that the city was "open for business." The Paper Clip holds a triangular white flag with Spanish Fort's official seal. [map]

This 15-foot-tall Safety Pin was installed in 2014 at Life University, a chiropractic college. According to the school's website, the safety pin "remains open as a daily reminder of our commitment to educate and care for the world by correcting nervous system interference through our chosen disciplines."

This Rubber Stamp is installed on the roof of Midwest Office Supply. I believe this business was established in the late 1950s. [map]

An even larger rubber stamp can be found in Cleveland, OH.

More Paint Sprayers:
Cocoa, FL

Igloo Cooler
Katy, TX
The Igloo Cooler is used as a security guard office in the parking lot at Igloo Products' headquarters. [map]

Olympia, WA
Columbus, OH
Gavel [gone]
Springville, UT
The Gavel in Olympia was installed in 1958 when this motel opened as the Golden Gavel Motor Hotel. Around 2001, it became the Olympia Inn but this gavel which is about 5 feet long remains. [map]

The Gavel in Columbus is located next to the Ohio Supreme Court Building. The stainless-steel sculpture was created by Andrew Scott and installed in 2008. The gavel is 30 feet long and 13 feet tall. [map]

The Gavel in Springville was installed at the Gavel Store around 2006. It was about 14 feet long. The store and gavels were gone by 2023.

More Gavels:
Marshall, IL

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