This is a Boyce Motometer gauge—these gauges were an after market add-on and would be purchased for your car’s radiator in the 1920’s and 30’s. In addition to dressing up your automobile it enabled the driver to read the radiator temperature. The gauge pictured above is our first purchase–of what I am certain will become one of our favorite collections…let the search begin!
If the design, form and artistry isn’t cool enough—just sitting there…let us share with you what became of a similar piece. The wings were recast by Eclectic Revival Inc, a Toronto based company specializing in Vintage & Custom Lighting. From the casting of the wings of the gauge they created amazingly unique lighting in pendants, sconces and chandeliers. Incredible!
It was our luck to discover their artistic brilliance—we stumbled upon them while searching for unique and vintage lighting as part of our recent renovation of The House at Rooster Ridge. Our experience with them was professional and enjoyable—we remain a number #1 fan of Eclectic Revival Inc. Fine Vintage and Custom Lighting http://www.eclecticrevival.com
We incorporated three of the angel wing wall sconces into the vintage design of the master bathroom. We positioned one between two retro medicine cabinets, a second above the vanity-sized retro medicine cabinet and the third hangs beautifully over the cast iron footed tub creating a lovely lighting ambiance.
We receive many requests for additional details regarding products which we purchase new—within the mix of our vintage, antique, re-purposed, recycled and new decorating design style.
Pictured new items; Restoration Hardware-Vintage medicine cabinets. In addition, our finest salute to our love of color. The incredible, rich eggplant wall color is Benjamin Moore Autumn Purple. Please note: these are non-sponsored “shout outs” we choose to tell it like it is—good design is well appreciated by Rooster Ridge!
We hope you are as inspired as we were by the re-purposing of this design, from automobile gauge to magnificent lighting in a mere 75 years…look around Art might be sitting right in front of you–Art Lives!