This 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, the company founded to develop, manufacture and export these systems.
This image shows the selling stations of the Ellerslie 1913 totalisator. Three of these stations can be seen at the bottom middle of the first of the Ellerslie totalisator images. These beer tap handles as they have been called were used by the sellers to register a transaction and produce a ticket. Each handle represents a runner in the race. As can be seen the highest numbered handle is 30, therefore this system supports up to 30 horses in a race. It also had 30 of these selling stations.
The photographer's stamp on this photo reads: FARNALL ART PHOTOGRAPHER 402-420 Victoria Arcade Auckland Phone 2974
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