a communications device that transmits messages faster than the speed of light
Also ultrophone. Rare. Obs.
Finally a scout equipped with an ultrophone, which, unlike the ancient radio, operated on the ultronic ethereal vibrations, would pass the warning simultaneously to the headquarters of the Wyoming Gang and other communities within a radius of several hundred miles.
In addition, we each received an ultrophone, and a light inertron blanket rolled into a cylinder about six inches long by two or three in diameter.
Radnor’s reply to Siblin’s message was unheard, for his ultraphones were not upon his person, but were lying disregarded in a corner of the room in which their owner had undergone examination by his captors.
The ultraphone growled and stopped transmitting.
If they had, maybe they’d have left us our ultraphone, so the Colonization Council could hear about our cropper.
‘Ahoy the Okie city,’ the ultraphone barked savagely. ‘You've had one warning. Pay up and clear out of here, or we'll break you up.’
any evidence 1928
P.F. Nowlan, in Amazing Stories
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