Electro-Mechanical Computing on an industrial scale
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 is the Julius Tote Barometer Indicators at the Hialeah racetrack in Miami where the first Automatic Totalisator's system was installed in America in 1932. Inside the first floor of this building is the Julius Tote Machine Room containing the Straight, Place and Show pool mainframes. The Show pool mainframe is in the first photograph of the Hialeah Racetrack in Miami section of the Photo Gallery. On the ground floor level there are 11 selling windows where the Julius Ticket Issuing Machines (TIMs) are installed. There is a punter purchasing a ticket at the 9th window. There may be more selling positions at the rear of this building. Most of the TIMs are probably in the stand shown in the second image in the Photo Gallery. This system had 110 TIMs. It looks like the photo of the stand was taken from the roof of this building.
Photo by Ray B. Dame
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