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Telautograph
2010-10-28 18:58:23

The telautograph transmists electrical impulses recorded by potentiometers at the sending station to servomechanismas attached to a pen at the receiving station. This machine is the precursor to the modern fax machine. It is the first device to transmit drawings to a stationary sheet of paper. Elisha Gray invented and patented the telautograph in 1888. It was publicly exhibited in 1893. The...

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  • A blustering, bullying fellow; a pot-valiant braggart; a bully.
This word is named for Draw-Can-Sir, a character in George Villiers' 17th century play The Rehearsal.
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