A fantastic looking all original plaque from an early turnstile. WT Ellison and Co were amongst those responsible for the great majority of turnstiles installed at sports grounds and amusement parks from the late 19th to the late 20th Centuries. Victorian sport became a business as soon as there were players to pay or facilities to maintain. The invention of turnstiles was vital in maximising a club’s income as previously, huge numbers of people had managed to avoid the admission charge. Ellison’s advertised their product as ‘rush preventive’, more accurate and safer. Plaque has been lightly polished and measures 24 x 10cms.