J33 Totalisator Terminal

Made by Automatic Totalisators Limited in Meadowbank, New South Wales, 1989-1993.

The first successful automatic totalisator was invented by engineer George Julius. With the sale of the first Tote to the Auckland Jockey Club, Julius established Automatic Totalisator Ltd (ATL), the most successful Totalisator company in what was to become a thriving international industry. ATL was the leader in the field for 65 years, producing mechanical, electromechanical, and then computer based tote systems for race tracks around the world.

The J33 was designed to replace the very popula...


Totalisator terminal, J33, polypropylene / electronic components, designed and made by ATL Limited, Meadowbank, New South Wales, Australia, 1989-1993

Totalisator terminal consisting of a blue polypropylene moulded case with an inlaid single line LED screen. Beneath the screen is a keyboard consisting of numerous grey, red and blue keys. At the top left of the case is a slot for inserting tickets. At the lower front of the totalisator is a black carry strap.


140 mm
465 mm
420 mm


The J33 was designed by ATL engineers Phil White, Phil Jenkinson, Greg Boote, Steven Bready, and Tony Pace at the ATL factory in Meadowbank, New South Wales between 1989 and 1993. The case was manufactured using rotation moulded polypropylene and was fitted with a third party printer (made by Star) that output cash register paper tape, an LED display and was controlled by microprocessor. About 1000 units were made.
Automatic Totalisators Limited 1989-1993


Gift of Mr Neville Mitchell, 2007
24 December, 2007

Cite this Object

J33 Totalisator Terminal 2014, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 20 November 2017, <https://ma.as/362367>
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