Exploring the world of Victorian inventions for #inventorsmonth got me reflecting on all my own devices and creations within the world of The Procurement of Souls. So, I thought I’d do a series of vignettes showcasing a few. I start tonight with the viroscope, used in the story by Clementine in an attempt to track down a missing girl…
Designed and patented by Baron Magnus Drinkwater and his wife, the late Baroness Anna Drinkwater. Based upon the olfactory system, the viroscope works by matching cellular signatures, like the shape pattern of smells, to register the presence of natural living organisms, locating them through a compass which is engineered to gravitate towards the signature to which it has been attuned.
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