Full record for ray projector n.

OED requirements antedating 1922
Earliest cite Ray Cummings, 'The Fire People'
Comment Fred Galvin submitted a 1930 cite from John W. Campbell, Jr.'s "The Black Star Passes".
Fred Galvin submitted a 1953 cite from Eric Frank Russell's "Somewhere a Voice".
Fred Galvin submitted a 1940 cite from D. D. Sharp's "The Lodestone Core".
Fred Galvin submitted a 1956 cite from Richard Greer's "Calling Captain Flint".
Fred Galvin submitted a cite from a 1960s reprint of Edmond Hamilton's "Crashing Suns": we would like to verify this in its first publication (Weird Tales, Aug/Sep 1928, probably in the September issue)
Fred Galvin submitted a 1922 cite from "The Fire People" by Ray Cummings

Besides antedatings, we would like to see cites later than 1960

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Citations for ray projector n.

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1956 ‘R. Greer’ Calling Captain Flint in Amazing Stories Aug. 87/1 And was immediately caught in the chest by the hot, powerful beam of a semi-portable ray projector.
1965 E. Hamilton Crashing Suns in Crashing Suns 50 And now my own flagship and the designated few agreed on were dipping swiftly toward the great tower-platform, where stood the ray-projector which we had fought our way from universe to universe to reach.