Mount Vernon, Iowa: Welded Metal Insects

Ornamental metalworking company often displays a couple of choice creatures made from welded metal. Current favorites are the spider and the dragonfly.

Liberty Ironworks

Address:
117 First Ave. NW, Mount Vernon, IA
Directions:
Liberty Ironworks, 2nd St. NE and 1st Ave. NW
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Welded Metal Insects

The Spider was not there when we visited.

[Fran Cohn, 05/03/2016]

Metal spider.

Giant Welded Metal Spider, Bike Parts Dragonfly

Liberty Iron Works, an ornamental metalworking company, has a giant spider made of welded rebar by its front door. It's about eight feet tall and you can stand under its body. Around the corner is a large dragonfly made of welded bike parts. There are wheels in its wings, forks on its body, and its head is made of gears. It's mounted high on a pole and you can also stand underneath it. The workmanship is amazing.

[Ryan Miller, 06/12/2013]

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