Beautiful Lady

Beautiful LadyA favourite hood ornament, the Flying Lady, graces the hood of a 1931 Cadillac La Salle. I enjoyed the annual car show last week despite the fact that it was once again very sunny and dusty. 🙂 Lots of amazing art and design to be seen, and photographed.

© Sheila Creighton 2015

Boyce Moto Meter

Boyce Moto Meter

Patented in 1912, the Boyce Moto Meter was a thermometer that screwed into the radiator cap and read the engine's vapor temperature. Accessories such as these eagle wings were available and many car companies had special emblems custom made. Boyce, whose tag line was "Boyce Moto Meter Your Car Deserves One," pretty much cornered the market until the late 1920s when gauges were dashboard mounted and beautiful hood ornaments became the rage.