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Telautograph

/tɛlˈɔːtəˌɡræf; -ˌɡrɑːf/
noun
1.
trademark a telegraphic device for reproducing handwriting, drawings, etc, the movements of an electromagnetically controlled pen at one end being transmitted along a line to a similar pen at the receiving end
Derived Forms
telautographic, adjective
telautography (ˌtɛlɔːˈtɒɡrəfɪ) noun
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  • The working speed of the telautograph is that of the writer.

    The Romance of Modern Invention Archibald Williams
  • An ordinary telegraph may be read by sound; but not the telautograph.

    The Romance of Modern Invention Archibald Williams
  • The meaning of telautograph, therefore, is "to write afar by itself."

  • The telautograph begins to stutter and we gaze at it feverishly.

    Plum Pudding

    Christopher Morley
  • This is, as nearly as it may be described without the use of technical mechanical terms, the principle of the telautograph.

    Steam Steel and Electricity James W. Steele
  • For many years before he was known as the wizard of the telautograph, he was foremost in the ranks of physicists and electricians.

    Steam Steel and Electricity James W. Steele
  • The action of the telautograph depends upon the variations in magnetic strength between two small electro-magnets.

    Steam Steel and Electricity James W. Steele
  • His telautograph worked on what is known as the step-by-step principle, and was defective in that its speed was very limited.

    The Romance of Modern Invention Archibald Williams
  • An attempt will be made to explain, with the help of a simple diagram, the manner in which the telautograph performs its duties.

    The Romance of Modern Invention Archibald Williams
  • For some items of business the telephone may be used as preferable; but in certain cases, the telautograph.

    The Romance of Modern Invention Archibald Williams

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