Totalisator takes your bets
This totalisator machine comes from Harringay Greyhound Stadium. It operated a particular betting system known as 'tote betting', which was used for greyhound racing. The machine was installed at the stadium in 1930 and was in use almost continuously until the stadium closed in 1987.
Harringay Greyhound Stadium
Harringay Greyhound Stadium on Green Lanes opened in 1927. It was originally called Harringay Park. It was the second track in London owned by the Greyhound Racing Association. The first was at White City. In the 1930s crowds of over 10,000 and more than 395 bookies attended Harringay Stadium.
Greyhound racing was brought to Britain from the United States in the 1920s. The accessible urban locations of greyhound tracks and evening meetings made greyhound racing popular, particularly with working-class men.
Museum number 88.188/29