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"What television does is rent us friends and relatives who are quite satisfactory. This is quite something, to rent artificial friends and relatives right inside the house."
- Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

Reflectocosmic Spectrometer  
  A device that detects and measures cosmic rays that reflect from different metals.  

"In their new-found happiness, Tallan and Glurya kept away from us. They spent their time in Glurya's laboratory where they invented a device for detecting and measuring cosmic rays reflected from various substances."


(Buck Rogers Reflectocosmic Spectrometer )


(Buck Rogers Reflectocosmic Spectrometer )


(Buck Rogers Reflectocosmic Spectrometer )

From Buck Rogers, 2430 AD, by Philip Nowlan (w/D. Calkins).
Published by Not Known in 1929
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Compare to the Electro-Telescope from Blood of the Moon (1936) by Ray Cummings, Spectro-Flash Analysis from Salvage in Space (1933) by Jack Williamson and the Telespectroscope from Cosmic Quest (1936) by Edmond Hamilton.

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