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grenda12
10-17-2012, 08:00 PM
Does anyone know anything about the turnstyles that were at Comiskey?

DumpJerry
10-17-2012, 08:10 PM
Anything specific? Your question is a bit vague.

lpneck
10-17-2012, 10:40 PM
Does anyone know anything about the turnstyles that were at Comiskey?

Yes. They had a metal bar that you pushed on and it rotated, allowing one customer to enter at a time.

LITTLE NELL
10-18-2012, 06:15 AM
http://lh5.ggpht.com/-LxkXj0mksUk/SKD1pZ3vHpI/AAAAAAAAIe0/007CEl0EIdY/IMG_0015.JPG

This is what they looked like.

palehosepub
10-18-2012, 10:25 AM
http://lh5.ggpht.com/-LxkXj0mksUk/SKD1pZ3vHpI/AAAAAAAAIe0/007CEl0EIdY/IMG_0015.JPG

This is what they looked like.

I assuming we are talking about the ones in Old Comiskey. The ones that looked like little Nel's photo were installed in 1959 and were blue. Many were sold during the Comiskey Park demolition auction (Sotheby's) in 1991 and immediately thereafter. You occasionally see one sell for about $1000 - $1200 on ebay or memorabilia auctions. The previous ones were generally installed when the park opened in 1910 and remained there until 1959. They were green and made of iron with 4 revolving "compartments" for people to usher in. This style is quite rare, I bought one around 1990. The BB HOF has one and I saw another in an auction - link below.

http://www.legendaryauctions.com/ItemImages/000058/48853_lg.jpeghttp://www.legendaryauctions.com/ItemImages/000058/48853_lg.jpeg

http://www.legendaryauctions.com/LotDetail.aspx?inventoryid=58446

KenBerryGrab
10-18-2012, 12:05 PM
http://lh5.ggpht.com/-LxkXj0mksUk/SKD1pZ3vHpI/AAAAAAAAIe0/007CEl0EIdY/IMG_0015.JPG

This is what they looked like.

That's at Rookies in Black Earth, Wis. It's part of a Wiffle ball field out behind the bar-restaurant. Lots of great memorabilia. The owner also owns the Madison Mallards of the Northwoods League.