Out of immediate ideas, he removed a damaged tube and brought it under something that looked like a microscope without an ocular fitting. A screen to his size brought up a picture of the surface.
“What do we have here,” Zachary said after looking over the image for a minute. “Take a look.”
Clara did as asked. It had a similar appearance to the innards of a phone she smashed beyond repair. Little bumps and cylinders, all linked with a metallic pathway over a green surface.
“Let me guess,” Clara said. “Not something you would find in use a century ago?”
“Discounting the size,” Zachary said. “Not something you’d find until the eighties. In this form factor, I’m not sure you’d find something like this commercially today.”
Disclaimer: This excerpt from The Van Helsing Impetus is currently in development. There may be typos, errors, omissions, inconsistencies and so forth. The image is sourced from Pixabay.