• Short Summary

    Early demonstration of the mechanism behind horse racing's tote betting system.

  • Description

    Unused / unissued material - dates unclear or unknown.

    Shots of Tote (Totaliser) board in operation at horse racing track.

    Shots of people placing their bets at the tote both.

    CU of hand of operator working the keys of the tote machine, entering the bets.

    Shots of the totaliser machine. A man replaces part of the machine. Closer shots of parts of the machine.

    Shots of tote board outside.

    More shots of people placing bets on the tote.

    A man explains that this was a first miniature demonstration of the working of the tote system that it was hoped would be extended to other courses.

    N.B. The Tote is a system of gambling on a race course without using the book makers.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    520.12
    Media URN:
    58119
    Group:
    Unissued unused
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:16:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:36:17:00 / 01:38:33:00
    Canister:
    UN 58 Q

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