First Replicator Description
The object I can see on the desk in front of me is made from cardboard, papers, a pebble, chalk, and
paints. If I was to say what it reminded me of I would probably say it was a sort of orrery for a
little galaxy containing a pyramid, a meteor, and a worm.
There is a circular cardboard base about 8in (20 cm) in diameter. It has been painted black
with the exception of a 3 in. circle in the centre which is painted white. There is a white ring drawn in
chalk 3 inches from the centre of the disk, this is hand drawn but nevertheless forms a fairly
good 6 inch diameter circle. Written in black ink in the white circle in the centre of the
disk are the words 'Replicator''1996' all in capital letter, each letter is about
7mm high. The cardboard is about 8mm thick and the black surface is matt.
Placed on the black disk are three other items, a pyramid, a stone and a little item made
from a paper clip. The stone is like a typical grey pebble you would find on the beach, about 1.2 inch
(3 cm) long x .75 inch (2 cm thick) and is like a slightly squashed egg shape. it has been placed
about 2.25 inch (6cm.) further clockwise around the chalk line. The last item is a pyramid
the base of which is a 1 inch square and stands 2 inches high. It is made from white
cardboard and sticky tape but has been painted blue in parts to leave white cloud shapes all over
its surface where the card shows through. It has been placed opposite the paper clip with its
centre between the edge of th central circle and the white chalk line. Because the desk lamp
is to the right of the object there are quite long shadows cast across the surface. but I am
not sure this is relevant.