This technology history page contains a photograph, which is one of several belonging to the photo gallery pages, which are part of several pages relating to the invention of the world's first automatic totalizator in 1913 and Automatic Totalisators Limited, the Australian company founded in 1917 by George Julius, to develop manufacture and export these systems.
The Top of a J1 Ticket Issuing Machine (TIM) 1916
This image shows the top of a J1 ticket issuing machine in 1916, with its side covers in place and the top cover hinged open. Multiples of these machines were used on racetracks, as part of a Julius Totalisator, to record and sell totalisator tickets. The previous image in the photo gallery shows this machine with the side panels removed. To view the previous image click on the image below and scroll up and select the previous image thumbnail. This J1 is part of an online, realtime, multiuser system long before the electronic systems that made these concepts commonplace. As can be seen, it is purely mechanical. The Julius Totes became electromechanical in 1917, the same year Automatic Totalisators Limited was founded, to amongst other things, provide for larger systems and more distributed points of sale,
A drive pulley can be seen at the rear of the machine. On the nearside is a keyboard with typewriter like keys numbered 1 to 30. Each key represents a runner in a race which means the maximum field size is 30.
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