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An Antique Boyce Motometer for Ford, Circa 1920

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An Antique Boyce Motometer for Ford, Circa 1920

This is an antique temperature guage made for Ford Motor company in the early 1920’s. Hermann Schlaich invented this radiator thermometer to solve a nagging issue that all drivers of that time had. Whenever the driver needed to know how hot their radiator was, they actually had to get out of their vehicles in order to read the thermometer. This brilliant invention allowed them to read the temperature from the comfort of the driver’s seat. It is mounted on a painted black wooden base, but can be removed easily. The inside of the glass reads “Boyce MotoMeter Made especially for the Ford car”. It also reads “The Moto Meter Co. Inc. Long Island City N.Y. U.S.A.” A very collectable item for any car enthusiast, or someone who wants to nab a really unusual lamp finial!

Size: Motometer, 4 ¼” long x 2” diameter. Base, 4” high x 2 ½” square.

Condition: good

Price: $135.00

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