Winslow, Maine: Howard Huge: Muffler Man

Rare bow-tie Muffler Man with a unique pillbox cap. Once stood at Marden's Suplus; in storage since the 1990s. Resurfaced in 2017 and is currently for sale.
Address:
458 Kennedy Memorial Drive, Winslow, ME
Directions:
In a parking lot somewhere in Winslow. Placeholder until he finds a new home.
Hours:
Don't visit; he's heading elsewhere.
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Howard Huge: Marden's Muffler Man

There is a Muffler Man in Winslow, Maine, that has never been on the charts. He was probably manufactured sometime after 1966, and is one of the rare bow-tie Muffler Men, a one-of-a-kind custom job by International Fiberglass with a unique hat. It is not known who originally ordered him or where he stood; some speculate it was in Oakland, Manchester, or Winslow, Maine, while others remember him as being out of state. He was purchased, used, in 1976-1978 by Mardens Surplus and Salvage Co., which named him Howard Huge. He stood outside a few different stores, primarily Waterville and Bangor, in the '70s and '80s.

When the company continued to grow and open more stores, it stopped using the Muffler Man and he was put in storage sometime in the early 1990s.

He has recently been pulled outside and is now up for auction at usagiants.com.

[Joel Baker, 11/27/2017]

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