Come, tell us tales about the invasion of the seven-foot tall aliens with a single weak spot right in the center of its forehead. And the single-use weapon we made to kill it.

Or it’s part of a larger design. Or it’s something used against us. Be inspired by this terrifying thing! Label the parts for us.

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Based on the book title this appeared in, A Text-book of Ore and Stone Mining ... With frontispiece and 716 illustrations by Sir Clement Le Neve Foster, it’s obviously a piece of mining equipment. But, without that context, it looks like a fearsome weapon. In the grand tradition of science fiction making futuristic technology out of whatever’s lying around, let’s do that with this drawing.

Image: From page 213 of A Text-book of Ore and Stone Mining ... With frontispiece and 716 illustrations by Sir Clement Le Neve Foster from the British Library’s public domain flickr

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