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.

The Ceylon Turf Club Grandstand - Mechanical Computing on an Industrial Scale

The Julius Tote Runner and Pool totals Indicator for the Win and Place pools in the side of the grandstand at the Ceylon Turf Club. Ceylon is now known as Sri Lanka. This is another example of the diverse regions of the planet that these systems were installed. The first Julius Totalisator installation was performed here in 1922 with 12 terminals. A second installation was performed in 1926 with 49 terminals. This photograph has writing on the back identifying the year of the date of the photograph as 20 June 1930. Another Julius Tote was installed in Ceylon at the Galle Gymkhana Club, Galle in 1929 with 30 terminals. I suspect it was this installation that prompted this photograph to be taken as it was relatively nearby.
There is no photographer's stamp on this print.

Click here to go Back
Click on the image to go back to the Photo Gallery