Uncle Sam is an iconic character in America. He has become a personification of the American government. Uncle Sam was first used in the War of 1812 and is said to be named after Samuel Wilson, who was a meat packer and inspector for the Northern army during the War of 1812. His nickname was Uncle Sam and his initials on the approved meat barrels, U.S., became intrinsically linked with the United States. Uncle Sam would later become the image on army recruiting posters for WWI and WWII. Uncle Sam was accompanied by the slogan “I want YOU for U.S. Army.”
Our 3D-printed Uncle Sam figurine features Uncle Sam in his classic finger-pointing stance. The character is mounted on a flaming red, white, and blue, stars and stripes platform. Uncle Sam stands in his famous red, white and blue tuxedo and top hat. The details in the print shows his white hair and goatee and a stern look on his face.
- Designer: Anthony Horsley
- Number of Layers: 1375 Layers
- Layer Resolution: 89 Microns (Slightly thinner than a human hair.)
- Build time: 6 hours 51 minutes
- Dimensions: 5.4 X 3.51 X 5.51”
- Printer: ProJet 660Pro
- Software: Maya
Fun Character Facts:
- J.M. Flagg designed the famous Uncle Sam recruitment poster. Flagg used a modified version of his own face for Uncle Sam
- In 1989, Congress voted that September 13, 1989 would be the official Uncle Sam Day to commemorate the birthday of Samuel Wilson.
- Uncle Sam has also been a breakfast cereal since 1908