telegraphoscope

Telegraphoscope

Tel`e*graph"o*scope\, n. [Gr. th^le far + -graph + -scope.] An instrument for telegraphically transmitting a picture and reproducing its image as a positive or negative. The transmitter includes a camera obscura and a row of minute selenium cells. The receiver includes an oscillograph, ralay, equilibrator, and an induction coil the sparks from which perforate a paper with tiny holes that form the image.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.
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