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A Home panee rtaW Professor Elisha Gray of Highland "Park, Illinois, by the invention of th.e new apparatus to which he has given the name. of the telautograph , has gone a long way towards, dispTacine the telephone By means of thia inatruV meat a person may ait down in his omoe. take a pencil in hia hand, write a message, aDd aa the pencil moveß, a pencil in bis correspondent's Office will move aimuL taneously and form the same letters and words in the game way. What is written ' in one place is instantly reproduced elsehero. . A Q y language may be employed. Ihe writer may me shorthand, he may write by code or in cypher ; it doei not matter, a fao-simile is reproduced. If a picture is to be •• wired" it is the same—a perfect copy appears at the other end of the wire. The artist of a : illus- '" trated paper may, by means of the telautograph, tansmit hia picture of a railway smash or any other event just as easily and as rapidly as a reporter telegraphs his description In words Tat two pencils move synchronously, and it is stated to be jast as easy to work a circuit of 500 miles as one of 10 miles. Ihft telautograph will supplant the. telephone, for many purposei, as it has marked advantages over It. It will be noiseless* less affected by induction, and no inig. understanding «an result The mode of working the telautograph is as follows :—• When one person wishes to oonunonicat* ■ with another by the telautograph, he> pushes a button, which rings an annun. ciator at the exchange, or in the office of the person with whom he wishes to hold written intercourse. Then the first party ~ takes his writing pencil, or pen, from its holder and writes his meißage upom a coil of paper. Aa he writes, so writes the penoil at the other end of the win. In. writing, the penoilor pea is attached to>~ two Bmail wires, and these wires reguUta the ourrents which controlthe peacii af the other end of the wire. Bet these wires give no trouble, and aaa oan write with as muoh facility iai; If they were. absent. The telautograph is stated to work much more petfeoUy than thi - telephone, •■ !"

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A NEW WRITING APPARATUS, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2003, 3 December 1888

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A NEW WRITING APPARATUS Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2003, 3 December 1888