Harl Vincent

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aircab n. 1934 H. Vincent Barrier in Amazing Stories Sept. 119/1 Dropping his aircab from the night traffic level and hovering over the place at dawn, Peyton could see nothing about it to justify the fears of his companion.
contragravity n. 1929 ‘H. Vincent’ Barton's Island in Amazing Stories Aug. 394/1 The engine room of the Inquisitor was provided with two contra-field generators, each of sufficient power to support the vessel when fully loaded. These generators were of the most improved type, and were connected to fore and aft pole pieces from whence the contra-gravity flux emanated.
death ray n. 1929 H. Vincent Colloidal Nemesis in Amazing Stories Dec. 803/2 The old style warfare, while much slower than the modern way of spreading destruction from the air by means of the death ray, was far less merciful.
flame pistol n. 1931 ‘H. Vincent’ Invisible Ships in Amazing Stories Quarterly Spring 257/1 Masters bounded into the circle of light by the manhole connection, sending streamer after blinding streamer into the darkness from his flame pistol. By its light they saw that he was battling a dozen of the ugly creatures that were the highest form of life on the planet Mars.
gateway n. 1933 H. Vincent Wanderer of Infinity in Astounding Stories of Super-Sci. Mar. 107/1 It is a gateway to your world, a means of contact with your plane of existence for those many vicious hordes that dwell in other planes of the fifth dimension.
graviton n. 1929 H. Vincent Barton’s Island in Amazing Stories Aug. 394/1 The engine room of the Inquisitor was provided with two contra-field generators, each of sufficient power to support the vessel when fully loaded…. The basic discovery of the graviton had led Barton to the development of this unique apparatus…. The graviton, be it remembered, was identified by Barton in the laboratory as a close analogy to the magneton, that final element of magnetism whose relation to magnetism is similar to that of the electron to electricity.
ray pistol n. 1929 H. Vincent Microcosmic Buccaneers in Amazing Stories Nov. 691/2 He fondly patted the ray pistol where it lay hidden in his pocket.
topside adv. 1933 H. Vincent When the Comet Returned in Amazing Stories Apr. 12/1 [He] followed with cheerful assurance as Ridge led the way to the topside observatory dome.
videophone n. 1929 H. Vincent War of the Planets in Amazing Stories Jan. 874/1 At this juncture their individual call sounded from the videophone and Walter flipped back the news lever to permit the incoming personal call to be made. The disc flashed brightly and the face of his father appeared.