(COMP239, Spring 1998)
Originating in the late 1800's, the Reanimatron quickly gained fame
throughout Europe as the premier Cellular Reanimation device.
Manufactured by H. E. Hoffenstadt, it boasted a simplified
control panel which proved quite useful to its largely
intellectually-challenged clientele. The Reanimatron became an
instant hit as a parlor game, where it was used during parties
to resuscitate the main course of one's dinner. It was eventually
banned in 1907, after an unfortunate electrocution of one of its most
affluent customers - an occurrence that was blamed on "faulty
wiring" by the local authorities.
See an animation of the famed Reanimatron,
look at the 3D Studio Max scene file , or
take a VRML tour of Dr. Hoffenstadt's original
lab (here's a slightly higher-resolution model).