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Salt Lake City, Utah: Muffler-Chested Man Sign

Flat cutout sign of a muffler-chested repairman atop a marquee for an automotive business.

3865 S. State St., Salt Lake City, UT
On the northbound side of S. State St./US Hwy 89 just north of E. 3900 S.
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Muffler Chested Man.

Muffler Chested Man

The muffler-chested man is the symbol of a chain of muffler stores. It was designed by the founder of the stores, a man named Ed Summers. There are still muffler men [signs] in several places in Northern Utah. One is in Ogden on 30th Street and Wall Avenue. Another is in Brigham City.

[Ann Gray, 03/05/2016]

Muffler Master sign.

Muffler-Chested Man Sign

Here's a photo of the sign for the muffler shop at 3865 South State Street in Salt Lake City. As another tipster noted, Master Muffler is a chain of repair shops, currently with 13 locations in Utah.

[Candace S., 03/17/2013]

Though he may be part machine, the Muffler Master is well-groomed enough to wear a bow tie.

Muffler Man Sign

Muffler Man described as being in Salt Lake City at 300 w and 500 or 600 north is not there. There is an old repair shop and some other empty spots where it might have been; but it is not there now.

[tom mettler, 07/19/2007]

Mystery solved. Salt Lake City has a chain of "Master Muffler" shops featuring signs of a muffler-chested repairman. The one at the corner of Main St. and W. 7th St. blew down in a storm, but there's another at State St. and E. 39th St.

SLC Muffler Man

Muffler man, erect. Muffler man had two left hands and has seen better days. I have seen more, usually flat on back in very unlikely places.

[Troy Johnston, 01/11/2003]

April 2006 - Tipster S. Winston reports: "We went to look for the Salt Lake city muffler man 2 weeks ago. There is no muffler man at SW corner of 300 West Street and either 500 or 600 North Street. There is an old muffler shop on the SW corner at 600 North street but there is no muffler man unfortunately."

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