Rare 1862 C Detouche Cast Iron/Brass Turnstile Paris France London Exhibition Bar Industrial Cafe Check Out Counter

$7,875.00 $10,500.00

Shipping to United States: Free

Rare 1862 C Detouche Cast Iron/Brass Turnstile Paris exhibition Bar Industrial.

This is a very rare turnstile made by C. Detouche the famous clockmaker from France. In 1862 he received the gold metal for his clock making work at the London Exposition and ended up making designing and making the turnstiles for this event. To my knowledge he never made a turnstile after. What this means is this turnstile was for sure used in this Exposition. I can’t imagine there are many in circulation.

Because of the rarity of this piece I cannot confirm that it has everything it should and also please note I am not sure what the gear mechanism is for or where it goes. The turnstile I am sure is missing a knob that was to be pulled by the ticket person and then the knob was pulled to allow the customer to move through after their ticket was dispensed in the top slot. The knob is an easy fix but I’m not sure what the original knob looked like as there are very few photos from this event that I can find. The Turnstile still works and I have a video of it working if you’d like to see.

This piece is backed to be 100 real and not a copy. The cast iron has no breaks.

This is a very rare opportunity to own a piece of architectural history.

*This piece will be shipped Uship. If you’d prefer to ship standard freight that is fine but you will have to arrange the freight on your end. I am stating this because of the value placed on the piece. I will also accept local pick up.


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Sales tax must be applied for sales in the state of Indiana as that is where our physical address now is.

Shipping from United States

I am now offering crating for all items. The crating charge will depend on size of item and will be done by my shop. This will ensure that your package is fully protected. If crating is refused I cannot offer a refund if package is damaged. You must inform me of need to crate the item before purchasing because it is an extra charge.

Items that need to be safely disassembled will be done to insure the items safety. If you would like to have the item packed in one piece this will have to be at your expense and I will take it to FedEx to have them professionally package and ship the item so I am not liable if an item is damaged. I promise assembly is very easy, I have shipped hundreds of items by doing this and everyone always get their piece in one piece and is very happy. If you’d like to locally pick an item up no problem I can accommodate that as well.

Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept returns and exchanges

Just contact me within: 3 days of delivery

Ship items back to me within: 14 days of delivery

I don't accept cancellations

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

The following items can't be returned or exchanged

Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:

  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale

Returns and exchange details

We cannot provide refunds for items where (damage or wrong item) is not the issue with the item. We understand the struggles of buying online. However we are a business and shipping and handling cost will run our business into the ground by providing refunds for items that you thought might match your room better or you did not realize your friend did not listen the band you got them a shirt for. We are more than willing to provide videos or even allow you to hire and outside party to inspect any item to help. If you are not happy with how the item matches your room or the size does not work correctly we can also help you sell your item as luckily everything we sell still has value even if it doesn’t work for you. Also any delinquent charges are grounds for us turning the debt in to the credit bureau where unfortunately it will be on your credit for the next 7 years.

I can only refund items that crating or boxing has been involved. If crating and boxing is refused to save money on shipping cost I cannot offer a refund. If item is damaged it must be returned within a two week 14 day time period before issuing a refund. Pictures must be taken of damage and submitted. I have been shipping for 11 years and with that experience I have learned how to save my customers money while also adequately packing your item safely. To do so sometimes stools might need the back rest taken off or some small assembly will be required. If you’d like your item to be packed intact without removing pieces that I can accommodate that but it will be at the customers expense and liability. I will not be held liable for a large piece that could be put safely into two boxes instead having to be in one very large box. Rest assured I will never remove something that will effect the stability once assembly and I promise all assembly is very easy. Most time just requiring you to tighten a few nuts and bolts.

***Buyer must pay to have the item shipped back*** We can make an exception if the item was completely damaged by the shipping company. For me to process an insurance claim I need photos of the package how it arrived. This is the only way I can process an insurance claim and consequently your refund as well. If you pull the item out and stage it for a photo the insurance claim will be denied along with your refund. All shipping insurance is very specific on what they need so my shop has to be as well. For vintage clothing our shop does not offer returns for items not fitting perfectly or not how you imagined.


We do accept custom orders. If a piece is the wrong size ask us and we will see if we can make it a different size to fit your needs. We are one of the Midwest cheapest shops while still using quality materials.

Please do keep in mind some of our products are antiques from a different time so to us the patina tells a story. Some pieces we will restore but most we keep intact as possible.

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