OOS Sculpture

Butech Chopper Sculpture

1988 / John R. Buta / Salem

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This sculpture was formally a 1988 Butech Dual Arbor Rotary Scrap Chopper (11th Produced). The purpose of this machine was to trim edges from uncoiled sheet metal, usually steel, so that there was no waste to the valuable metals. In 2012, the chopper was donated to the Salem Historical Society (Salem, Ohio) from the Butech Bliss manufacturing company (Salem, Ohio). Due to its size, the machine was placed outside the historical society near the space dedicated to industry and transportation.

Location: The Salem Historical Society, 208 S Broadway Ave, Salem, OH 44460 | Previous Location: Butch Bliss Company at 550 S Ellsworth Ave, Salem, OH 44460

County

: Columbiana

Citation

: John R. Buta , “Butech Chopper Sculpture ,” Ohio Outdoor Sculpture , accessed July 28, 2021, https://oos.sculpturecenter.org/items/show/1733.

Title

Butech Chopper Sculpture

Description

This sculpture was formally a 1988 Butech Dual Arbor Rotary Scrap Chopper (11th Produced). The purpose of this machine was to trim edges from uncoiled sheet metal, usually steel, so that there was no waste to the valuable metals. In 2012, the chopper was donated to the Salem Historical Society (Salem, Ohio) from the Butech Bliss manufacturing company (Salem, Ohio). Due to its size, the machine was placed outside the historical society near the space dedicated to industry and transportation.

Creator

Date

1988

Location City

Location County

Location Previous

Butch Bliss Company at 550 S Ellsworth Ave, Salem, OH 44460

Location Notes

The sculpture is located outside the Salem Historical Society near the space dedicated to industry and transportation.

Location Street

208 S Broadway Ave, Salem, OH 44460