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Totalisator Section - Automatic Totalisators, 1931 Reg. No: ST 026167
- Section of gearing from a totalisator installation. Believed to be part of the first Melbourne totalisator, 1931. The automatic totalisator was invented by George Julius, and the first one was installed at a New Zealand racecourse in 1913.
- Mechanical calculating system; consists of a main differential gear box, connected to 3 smaller ones by 3 clutch mechanisms. Small differential gear devices are activated by 16 solenoids separately wired. 3 round dials indicate number of inputs which are combined and displayed in the top centre counter.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from C. Cutler, 1967
|Dimensions:||570 mm (Height), 300 mm (Width), 1000 mm (Length)|
|Tagged with:||mechanical calculators, totalisators, horse racing, sport, gambling, racecourses|
|Themes this item is part of:||Information & Communication Collection, Leisure Collection|
|Primary Classification:||COMPUTING & CALCULATING|
Each of three dial: 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 (repeated)
|Inventor:||Mr George Julius, New Zealand, 1913|
Trove accessed 25 May 2012: http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/16829109
Totalisator History accessed 25 May 2012: http://members.ozemail.com.au/~bconlon/