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.