A (1920's style) death ray!

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Fun with Death Rays

These are easier to carry.

That second link…I forgot how gory EE “Doc” Smith could be.

“the pirate’s body literally flew into mist as a half-kilogram shell tore through his armor and exploded.”

Cool.

We had one of those Electrolux’s when I was a kid. Not the death ray version, the sucking kind. Eet defineetly is suckink. They really were some stylish mo-fos.