- a process for making copies of a letter, memorandum, etc., from a prepared gelatin surface to which the original writing has been transferred.
- a machine for making such copies.
- to copy with the hectograph.
Origin of hectograph
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What are the differences in a hectograph, a mimeograph and multigraph?Mechanical Devices in the Home
Edith Louise Allen
Hectograph, hek′to-graf, n. a gelatine pad for receiving a copy and therefrom multiplying a writing or drawing.
The transfers of childhood provide a further simple illustration, so also does the hectograph (jellygraph).The Essentials of Illustration
T. G. (Thomas George) Hill
Every library should have one, though it is only a home-made affair, manufactured on a typewriter or a hectograph.Sunday-School Success
Amos R. Wells
This was carefully printed by hand and then duplicated on the hectograph and issued in lots of twenty-five copies.Writings in the United Amateur, 1915-1922
Howard Phillips Lovecraft
- Also called: copygraph a process for copying type or manuscript from a glycerine-coated gelatine master to which the original has been transferred
- a machine using this process
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