this has just blown me away, a light-gun game from before World War II.
1936 saw the introduction of the first-ever light-gun game — a duck-hunting game from a company that specialized in vacuum tube jukeboxes.
Ray-O-Lite Rifle, Seeburg, 1/36, a duck shoot game, this rayolite gun game is the first light activated gun games. Seeburg was a company with an engineering departments focused on the design of vacuum tube amplifiers and gearing systems for jukeboxes. It was no surprise then that when the electric eye light sensing vacuum tube was introduced in the early 1930s that the Seeburg design teams would introduce a light ray game.