This is, as nearly as it may be described without the use of technical mechanical terms, the principle of the telautograph.
The meaning of telautograph, therefore, is "to write afar by itself."
The working speed of the telautograph is that of the writer.
The telautograph begins to stutter and we gaze at it feverishly.
By electrical means a telautograph reproduces writing at a distance so precisely that it may be as readily identified.
For many years before he was known as the wizard of the telautograph, he was foremost in the ranks of physicists and electricians.
But the telautograph preserves secrecy while preventing any misunderstanding.
His telautograph worked on what is known as the step-by-step principle, and was defective in that its speed was very limited.
This apparatus, at first called the telautograph, but now known as the telewriter, it will be more convenient to refer to later.
For some items of business the telephone may be used as preferable; but in certain cases, the telautograph.