Today we are excited to offer for sale an antique Boyce MotoMeter radiator thermometer hood ornament! The Boyce MotoMeter Company in Long Island City, New York, founded in 1912 by the German immigrant Hermann Schlaich, manufactured a variety of different engine thermometers which varied in size and design. The Boyce MotoMeter was patented in 1912, and was used in automobiles to read the temperature of the radiator. Motometers were at first aftermarket devices. Later, vehicle builders (not only car manufacturers) began to offer them as standard or optional equipment, and dealerships began to offer them, too, sometimes as give-away or incentive items. The Boyce MotoMeter company closed in 1995. This early 1900’s MotoMeter is finely crafted of plated metal. The front and back of the MotoMeter features an ornate border with beveled glass face. The back of the MotoMeter features the company’s logo and a circular cut out with a view of the thermometer. The front of the MotoMeter features a thermometer and printed instructions/warnings. The ornament is in good antique condition, with wear/oxidation and patina commensurate with age and type of use. Item sold as-is – ready for easy refurbishing. This is a great hood ornament for Rat Rods, or for any car or bike project in general. From a frozen in time New England garage. Fresh to the market!
Dimensions: 5-1/4″ in height, 3″ in width/diameter, and 7/8″ in depth
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