ChittahChattah Quickies

  • The first tote boards were manufactured for the horse racing industry by the American Totalizator Company.
  • The history of the automatic totalizator
  • Straus made a fortune in royalties out of his invention, the American totalizator, a complicated (1,500,000 moving parts) electrical device which automatically calculates the odds in pari-mutuel betting.
  • We need a family tree visualization to make any sense of this, but it seems that the Totalizator has a space in the history of computing.


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