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Wireless Wrist Intercom  
  A portable wireless intercom, worn on the wrist.  

No futuristic detail is spared, as John Cabal, leader of the great underground city, looks for a candidate for a voyage to the Moon.


(Ultramodern wireless wrist intercom)

Technovelgy from The Shape of Things To Come, by H.G. Wells.
Published by Alexander Korda Productions in 1936
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In case you're wondering, Chester Gould didn't add the famous 2-way wrist radio to his Dick Tracy comic strip until 1946, after a conversation with inventor Al Gross.

Compare to the Wrist Search Display from A Matter of Size (1934) by Harry Bates, Reserve Bracelet from Plague (1944) by Murray Leinster, Tattletale from The Game Players of Titan (1963) by Philip K. Dick, Wristband Viewer from Changeling (1980) by Roger Zelazny, Implant-Watch from Cloak of Anarchy (1972) by Larry Niven, Predator Wrist Display from Predator (1987) by John McTierna, Wrist Command from Tides of Light (1989) by Gregory Benford, Tracking Bracelet from Shadowspeer (1990) by Patricia Jo Clayton, Inertial Bracelet from Psychohistorical Crisis (2001) by Donald Kingsbury, Command Bracelet from Sagramanda (2006) by Alan Dean Foster and the Wristpad from New York 2140 (2017) by Kim Stanley Robinson.

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