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Totalisator Section - Automatic Totalisators, 1931 Object 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
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 570 mm (Height), 300 mm (Width), 1000 mm (Length)

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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
Secondary Classification: Calculating
Tertiary Classification: electromechanical
Inscriptions: Counter: 0875
Each of three dial: 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 (repeated)
Date Manufactured: 1931
Inventor: Mr George Julius, New Zealand, 1913
References: Trove accessed 25 May 2012:
Totalisator History accessed 25 May 2012:

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