Posted 2 years ago
1920's Wiggler Spinning Rotoscope on Boyce Motometer.
Spinning Rotoscopes were a favored mascot because they were mobile, this example attached to a Boyce Motometer. The big company here was Wiggler of Buffalo N.Y., other examples not marked are referred to as Spinning Rotoscopes. Marked Wiggler and attached to a Boyce Motometer and radiator cap, The 4 cups have a star imprinted on each of the 4 cups and are painted on the inside with alternating colours of red and Blue, the top surmounted by a larger chrome ball. I have added an Egyptian style Wings radiator cap to display the piece.
This and associated base was from the auction July 29 at Matthews Auctions in Nokomis Ill., it was lot #5 and incorrectly described as the radial engine that was lot #6. It is one of my favourite pieces from the auction and I have not seen another for sale since July to mid October.