J42 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 became a thriving international industry. ATL was the leader in the field for 65 years, producing mechanical, electromechanical, then computer based tote systems for race tracks around the world.

The J42 was a further advancement on the J33, which was des...


Totalisator terminal, J42, polypropylene / metal / electronic components, designed and made by ATL Limited, Meadowbank, New South Wales, Australia, 1989-1993

Totalisator terminal consisting of a moulded blue plastic upper cover and a grey plastic base. At the front left of the terminal is a small tube screen with a single adjustment knob. Below the screen is a single square LED light. Across the top of the right side of the terminal is a stainless steel lockable cover, under which the ticket reader port and printer port (for the delivery of printed tickets) are housed. At the lower front is a keyboard consisting of 85 keys which are colour-coded with blue, yellow, grey, cream and red. On reverse there are a number of input and output sockets.


260 mm
464 mm


The J42 was designed at the ATL factory in Meadowbank, New South Wales, between 1989 and 1993.
Automatic Totalisators Limited 1989-1993


Gift of Mr Neville Mitchell, 2007
24 December, 2007

Cite this Object

J42 Totalisator terminal 2014, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 22 November 2017, <https://ma.as/369687>
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