Guinness World Record adjudicator Nicole Pando and Bolin Enterprises Vice President Jim Bolin stand with official Guinness World Records certificates.
Three new Guinness World Records have been set in Casey, Illinois with another on the way soon. Records were set Tuesday for the largest pitchfork, rocking chair, and pair of clogs/wooden shoes. A fourth record will be made in the largest mailbox, but to be certified by Guinness World Records the mailbox must first receive mail. These record setting items join four other Guinness World Records in Casey ; the Largest wind chime, Largest golf tee, Largest knitting needles and Largest crochet hook
All of these record setting items were created by Bolin Enterprises, led by Bolin Vice President Jim Bolin.
The pitchfork was measured at 61 feet and 2 inches long, and 8 feet 4.75 inches wide. The pitchfork, which is outside of Richard’s Farm Restaurant, weighs approximately 1,940 pounds. There was not a previous record for the largest pitchfork. Because there wasn’t a previous record, the pitchfork needed to measure at least 10 times the size of a standard pitchfork for a record to be set. The now Largest pitchfork was 12 times the size of a standard pitchfork.
The mailbox, which will soon be made an official record, has a volume of 5,743 cubic feet. The mailbox weighs approximately 20,000 pounds and has 16 foot flag. The mailbox’s door is able to open and close, and the flag can go up and down.
The newly named Largest pair of clogs/wooden shoes measured at 11 feet and five inches long each, five feet and 10 inches wide, and four feet and 10 inches tall. The shoes are estimated to weigh 1,500 each. They were carved out with a chainshaw. There are 61 layers of wood per shoe.
The newly named Largest rocking chair was the final item to be measured. The chair is 56 feet and 1 inch tall, and 32 feet and 10 inches wide. The chair was confirmed to be able to actually rock back-and-forth, making the record official.
Guinness World Records adjudicator Nicole Pando was present for all measurings. The measurings were completed by Illinois Licensed Professional Land Surveyor Matt Voris from Myers Engineering Inc.