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" I try to sit down at the typewriter four times a day, even if it's only five minutes, and write three sentences. And if I feel like going on, or if something turns me on I'll just keep writing till I'm written out."
- Roger Zelazny

Televisor  
  A viewing screen.  

This is a very early use of this term, but it would soon be (in 1929) a commercial device.

“Oh, I see,” I interposed. “It’s a television apparatus.”

“Not at all,” he corrected. “My invention is quite different from the regular televisor. To be sure, it is like television in the sense that it enables one to see things at a distance, but the essential difference between the Teleview and a Televisor is this: For Television it is necessary to have both a sending and a receiving apparatus and it cannot be used except in places where the object to be seen can be brought to the sending station or where the sending station can be brought to the event which is to be transmitted over a distance..."

From The Phantom Teleview, by Bob Olsen.
Published by Science Wonder Stories in 1929
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Here's another use, from Exiles of the Moon, a 1931 Schachner and Zagat story:

Of all the Earth they could not hide from the vengeance of the Aristocrats. A close network of spying televisor beams, air police patrols, stool pigeons, secret listening devices left not an inch of the world's surface free...

It's also referred to as a "visor screen":

The visor screen was a blank oblong. Garry threw the switch that connected the screen with the periscopes leading to the quartz encased observation chambers... The white of the televisor clouded over with t a great convexity of blue waters, far, far below... Even as they stared, the blue Pacific was shrinking visibly, the Earth was rolling itself into a vast sphere.

Compare to the gogglelike televisors from The Robot and the Lady (1938) by Manly Wade Wellman, the selective television from The Challenge of Atlantis (1938) by Arthur J. Burks and the telescreen from 1984 (1948) by George Orwell.

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