autopen


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au·to·pen

 (ô′tō-pĕn′)
n.
A mechanical device used for writing imitations of a personal signature.

autopen

(ˈɔːtəʊˌpɛn)
n
a mechanical device used to produce imitation signatures
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Estrogen deficiency may cause Autopen, vaginal dryness, hot flashes and irritability feeling (Fry, 1998)).
AUTOPEN machines were developed in the 19th century so that politicians could "sign" documents when they were abroad.
Medac Pharma, a United States-based pharmaceutical company, has received approval from the US Food and Drug Administration for the name, Rasuvo, for its lead compound, MPI-2505, a subcutaneous injectable methotrexate delivered in a ready-to-use autopen, it was reported yesterday.
If this is his own signature and not an autopen or printed, then this would be quite a nice set for a fan and could be worth PS50-PS75.
Obama, who is vacationing in Hawaii, signed the bill using an autopen, a mechanical device that copies his signature.
Obama, who is on vacation in Hawaii, signed the bill using an autopen.
Kennedy is the fourth most-forged autograph due to the policy of presidents having secretaries sign letters as well as the use of autopen, PSA/DNA reported.
In response to questions about the autopen signature's legality, the White House relied on a memo from the administration of Obama's predecessor, George W.
The autopen, which can reproduce signatures at a rate of several hundred an hour, has also been a boon for hard-pressed celebrities since the late1940s, President Kennedy being the first US president and celebrity to use one on a daily basis.
117) If the President is away from Washington during the time an enrolled bill is presented for his signature, may he direct a subordinate to sign the bill for him using an autopen device?
Using autopen technology and facsimile first editions, the performance reflects on book-fair culture while exploring the links between sinister machines--the sentencing/punitive machine in Kafka's In the Penal Colony, Duchamp's Bachdor Machine and the Autopen itself, recently used by Donald Rumsfeld to sign letters to the families of us soldiers killed in combat.
Former US Defence Secretary, Donald Rumsfeld, used an autopen for letters of condolence to families of US military.