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

117 First Ave. NW, Mount Vernon, IA
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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