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sladys
06-11-2008, 06:12 AM
This is a discussion thread for the following file:<br><br><b><a href=http://www.gearthhacks.com/dlfile27980/Biggest-rubber-stamp-in-the-world.htm>Biggest rubber stamp in the world</a></b><br><br>In Cleveland you can see this giant rubber stamp with the word FREE as print.<br />
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Standard Oil of Ohio (later purchased by BP, which merged with Amoco) commissioned artist Claes Oldenburg to create the 28-ft tall, 48-ft long steel office stamp in 1985. Intended for the voluminous lobby of their Euclid Avenue headquarters, the company had a change of management before its completion. The new boss didn't care much for a gigantic rubber stamp with the word &quot;FREE&quot; on it, so it was put in storage in a warehouse in Whiting, Indiana. <br />
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There it sat for seven years, until another corporate bigwig, Larry Fuller, questioned why Amoco was paying the storage fee on a big rubber stamp. In 1991, Amoco offered to donate it to Cleveland as a grand piece of public art. The city politely refused, noting that they didn't have the funds to install or maintain it. Amoco offered to do the whole job for &quot;FREE&quot; -- and the rest is rubber stamp history.<br />
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(From Roadside America)<br /><br /><img src=http://www.gearthhacks.com/showimage.php?image=112807/2647881.jpg>

sladys
06-11-2008, 06:12 AM
StreetView:
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