Also in form visaphone.
Then, as she sat upon a bench, recovering her strength, he flipped on the lifeboat’s visiphone projector and shot its invisible beam up into the control room, where he saw space-armored figures furiously busy at the panels.
Calling the Rocket Chief! Report immediately on personal visiphone. Emergency!
Gerry picked up a visiphone and called the space-port.
He stopped, breathless and disheveled, before the administrative building, tore over to his private tube, and, in his office, clamped down fiercely on the Visaphone set to Terrestian Council’s wavelength.
The frown was still on his face as he got up and went out to the new office where he could use the visiphone.
He moved toward the visiphone.
Nelson Harper…was lighting up his pipe when the visiphone signal buzzed and the light flashed on… Mackenzie’s face came in, a face streaked with dirt and perspiration, stark with fear.
Moore turned away from the pay-visiphone, into which he had talked in a confidential murmur while the screen remained blank.
‘Good-by’, said Quinn, with his first touch of viciousness, and the visiphone slammed off.
He left the room to make the necessary visiphone call.
He threaded his way through the crowd at the spaceport and called up City Hall at a public visiphone.
Kerrel’s face appeared on the small screen. There was no need now for the ultra-wave and the ordinary visiphone unit had been cut in.
He inclined his head in as courtly a bow as he could manage over a visiphone. ‘I am deeply honored,’ he said, ‘that Your Majesty has called on me. Is there any way in which I might be of service?’
She had expected to savor her triumph. And the congratulations, from personnel at Armstrong Base, by visiphone from Dad and Mother and the whole family, from the President and her colleagues around the globe, certainly they warmed her to the marrow.
The man had called ahead for this appointment; even the most archaic-minded Hokas maintained essential modern equipment in their more important offices, although in the present case the visiphone was disguised as a Chippendale cabinet.
Making an average visiphone call was a process made lengthier by the need for overcoming his revulsion and he made it as brief as he could.
Ariadne listened to the English message on the viziphone: ‘Call Lunar Farside Operator. You have an interstellar message. Dial white-gray-purple, black-red-green.’
Sunday morning, and a lined and elderly face stared out of the visiphone screen trying to look sincere and honest.
E. E. Smith 'Triplanetary'
Fred Galvin submitted a cite for "visaphone" from a 1958 reprint of Harry Stephen Keeler's 1915 "John Jones' Dollar". Alistair Durie verified this in a 1927 Amazing Stories reprint; we would be interested in verification from the August 1915 original publication in "Black Cat Magazine".
Fred Galvin submitted a 1940 cite for "visaphone" from "The Future's Fair", by Vincent Reid
Fred Galvin submitted a 1955 cite for "visaphone" from "The Chaos Fighters", by Robert Moore Williams
Fred Galvin submitted a 1947 cite for "visaphone" from "Asteroid Justice" by V.E. Thiessen
Fred Galvin submitted a 1930 cite for "visophone" from Cyril G. Wates, "A Modern Prometheus"
Malcolm Farmer submitted a cite for "viziphone" from a 2002 reprint of C.L. Moore's 1935 "The Cold Gray God".
Fred Galvin submitted a 1987 cite for "viziphone" from Thomas R. McDonough's "The Architects of Hyperspace"
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