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Kestner, James. James Kestner was created by Arthur Stringer (James Durkin, Alan Holt, Witter Kerfoot, Balmy Rymal, Rebstock Woodruff) and appeared in seven stories, a story collection, and a movie from 1914 to 1916, beginning with “The Counterfeiters” (Hearst’s Magazine, Aug. 1914).

James Kestner is a secret agent for the U.S. Secret Service who is assigned to capture a gang of counterfeiters. Kestner is also an inventor, and uses a wide array of SCIENCE! gadgets to help him capture the counterfeiters, including an x-ray device that makes walls transparent.

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