The Forevertron

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From: Bobbi Lane Photography

This man’s name is Tom Every, a.k.a. Dr. Evermor.  His claim to fame?  He has built the largest scrap metal sculpture… in the world.

The Forevertron in North Freedom, Wisconsin stands 50 feet tall, 120 feet wide, 60 feet deep, and weighs over 300 tons altogether.

It’s made from everything from river barges and x-ray machines to theater speakers and fast food signs.  Every’s particular pride and joy is the decontamination chamber from the Apollo Space Mission which includes the two autoclaves through which actual moon rocks were passed.

The story behind the Forevertron tells us that the mighty scultpure is meant to be a spacecraft for the fictional Dr. Evermor, a Victorian inventor from Eggington, England and our Mr. Every’s alter ego, who can often be seen strolling around the park, wearing a pith helmet as he interacts with guests.

This park in which the Forevertron resides also contains many other amazing scrap metal sculptures including a 46 member bird band, complete with conductor.

Image: Madolan (Flickr)

Coincidentally, our very own Tim has actually visited the site and here’s what he had to say about it:

I remember taking school field trips there when I was younger.  You would get there and see these huge sculptures that when I was that small, looked really huge.  The designs really got the imagination going looking like something out of a Guillermo del Toro film.  I loved all of the insect designs and was glad they remained stationary.  It’s the kind of place that blows your mind with what one person can create.

For more information about Dr. Forevermor and his magical park, we’ve compiled several sites for your viewing pleasure.  Enjoy!

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