At the bottom left of the image a DC drive Motor is visible. The wheel to the right and above the motor is a printwheel, with the runner number type on the circumference. This wheel is rotated by the operator handle on the top side of the machine, so that the runner selected by the handle has its corresponding runner number type lined up with the print platen so that it is printed on the ticket. The large arc to the right of the printwheel is called The Halo. The studs in the halo represent runners in the race and the operator handle controls which stud makes a connection, that sends an enabling pulse to the corresponding runner adder in the mainframe, so the bet is recorded.
An Automatic Totalisators Limited document titled The Premier (Julius) Automatic Totalisator, written in 1930, contains a low resolution picture which looks the same as the one above. The caption reads FIG 11. "Premier" Ticket Issuer, showing Issuer raised for inspection. Premier is the product name of the Julius Tote. Following is an extract from this document, in the vicinity of this image:
Figure 9 in this document is titled Interior of Totalisator Building, showing "Premier" Ticket Issuing Machines installed in 1929 for the Galle Gymkhana Club. Ceylon. The image in this document is so low resolution that it is not worth reproducing here. There is an image in the first page of the photo album of this website that is very similar however. I have included a reduced copy of this image next:
A typical installation of Premier issuing machines in a small Racecourse equipment is shown in Fig. 9, and in Fig. 10 an outside view of the issuer with its operating handle, its paper feed, and its "number" dial is shown. Each issuer is mounted in such a way as to make it accessible for ready inspection, and each is driven by means of an independent electric motor, so that no shafting or belting of any kind is required, and an inside view of a Premier Issuer, raised for inspection, is shown in Fig 11.
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A couple of interesting, modern for the time, features of the Julius Tote Tims follows, in another extract from the company document:
Every Premier Ticket Issuer is equipped with a small counter which records the number of tickets issued on each race by the operator, so that a complete check is available regarding the moneys for which each operator is responsible. The full automatic issuer can, if desired, be fitted with additional printing apparatus, which will print on the back of every ticket any desired advertisement.