Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    Velie Boyce Nickel-Plated Metal and Glass Motometer with Swimmer Mascot Designed by Louis Vincent Aronson, circa 1925
    Marks: 19©24, LV ARONSON, PAT'D APR. 8. 1924, THE ART METAL WORKS, NEWARK, NEW JERSEY, BOYCE MOTO-METER, (various patent dates), VELIE, THE MOTO-METER CO. INC., LONG ISLAND CITY, N.Y. U.S.A
    8-1/2 inches (21.6 cm) (including radiator cap)

    Scattered areas of oxidation, scuffs, and losses to metal areas, with bubbling of plating from metal surfaces, with rubbing to painted surfaces of mascot, scattered nicks and fleabites to glass panes, and splitting to cover of radiator cap.



    Condition Report*: Condition report available upon request.
    *Heritage Auctions strives to provide as much information as possible but encourages in-person inspection by bidders. Statements regarding the condition of objects are only for general guidance and should not be relied upon as complete statements of fact, and do not constitute a representation, warranty or assumption of liability by Heritage. Some condition issues may not be noted in the condition report but are apparent in the provided photos which are considered part of the condition report. Please note that we do not de-frame lots estimated at $1,000 or less and may not be able to provide additional details for lots valued under $500. Heritage does not guarantee the condition of frames and shall not be liable for any damage/scratches to frames, glass/acrylic coverings, original boxes, display accessories, or art that has slipped in frames. All lots are sold "AS IS" under the Terms & Conditions of Auction.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    November, 2019
    21st Thursday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 395

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    25% on the first $300,000 (minimum $49), plus 20% of any amount between $300,000 and $3,000,000, plus 12.5% of any amount over $3,000,000 per lot.

    Sold on Nov 21, 2019 for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
    Track Item

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2021 October 19 Prints & Multiples Signature Auction .

    Learn about consigning with us

    Thank you for being so courteous and professional. This was my first experience with a professional auction company and I could not have chosen any better.
    Jeffery S.,
    Fresno, CA
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search