This is one of several pages relating to the history of the automatic totalisator, its invention in 1913, the inventor George Julius and the Australian company he founded in 1917 which became a monopoly ( later an oligopoly ) in this field. This page is a continuation of the photo gallery which displays images relating to early totalisators.
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This is a continuation of a set of photographs, lent to me by Frank Matthews, relating to totalisator history and the company Automatic Totalisators.
|Adders and switch board for win place and forecast, White City London 1933.
In July 1998 I visited White City London. I found what used to be the Stadium where the dog track operated. It is now a BBC building.
|The adding equipment at White City Stadium London 1933. This system ended up with 320 terminals!|
|The main switch board and scanners, which can be seen at the bottom of the racks, for the Win Place and Forecast tote in White City London.
There is some technical text on the back of another close up image of this control switch board. I have included it here for the technically minded.
Cut out Relays wired in distributor common so that any excess amperage due to overlapping of bets from TIMs or faulty circuit breaker in any TIM in the group. Cut out relay is set to trip at just under 2A usually 1.85A. Thus if any TIM maintains its betting circuit unduly the plunger of cut out has time to rise and open its own circuit. If two issuers, by a wiring error, were on one TIM relay and betted simultaneously the cut out would instantly come out owing to the excessive amperage thus revealing the fault at once.
|Longchamps Racecourse France circa 1929. The rectangular boxes in this building are totalisator indicators. This photo may have been taken prior to the opening of the Julius tote as it seems to be a raceday and there are no counters yet visible in these windows. The Julius tote that this building housed was nicknamed "The Insatiable Moloch" by a Paris newspaper. I took a photograph of this building in 2008 long after The Insatiable Moloch had been superseded by a computer totalisator in 1973 at which time this Julius tote had been operating for 45 years. The life span of computing systems has certainly changed since then!|
|This is the first Automatic Totalisators machine shop. I find it interesting that the lathe operator in the foreground is wearing a waistcoat or vest with a watch chain.|
|This photograph was taken in the factory, the equipment was for Brough Park Newcastle upon Tyne. It is 10 single shaft 6 escapement adding units on one frame. This represents one third of the Forecast Combination adding units since there are 30 possible combinations in a six dog race.|
|The world's first Odds Computer, invented in 1927 by ATL as recorded in the booklet ATL international name in totalisator betting systems.|
|Selling windows with ticket issuing machines at Harold Park in 1958. These look like J10 Ticket Issuing Machines.|
|The inside of a J1 ticket issuing machine 1916. This image shows the TIM with its covers removed. The top of the TIM has buttons to operate it. This TIM was patented in 1914. There is a link in the links page which can be accessed by following the navigation bar at the bottom of this page to the index and then selecting the last chapter 3 More Systems in Asia/Links to Other Pages, to IP Australia where the patent for the J1 is used as an example.|
|The inside of a J1 ticket issuing machine 1916. This image shows the top of the TIM with its side covers in place and the top cover hinged open.|
|The inside of a J6 Ticket Issuing Machine 1935. This photograph shows the TIM in its raised position which provides easy access for maintenance work. Normally the TIM is in a horizontal position and swings on hinges at the bottom of this photo which leaves the controls which are on the other side of the machine flat with the bench top.|
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