After being defeated by the Fantastic Four, Doctor Doom decided to try to ally with Spider-man against them. To find Spider-man, Doom intended to build a specific machine that broadcast impulses only Spider-man would hear. Doom deduced that Spider-man had spider-related sensory powers, thus a transmitter using the same wave-length of a living spider -kept within a spheric fishbowl.
The transmitter sent only audio messages, without video with a five-mile range, and only spiders and spider-related individuals could hear those. Those people, however, could track the impulse to its point of origin.
Doom built and used this device from a hidden laboratory somewhere in New York City, where he would meet with Spider-man. Understanding that the interview may not be successful, Doom sent a robot doppleganger of himself to talk with Spider-man while Doom himself remained hidden behind the curtains.
Doom destroyed the laboratory, apparently along with this item, soon after the meeting.
The book Machines of Doom explains that this item was probably still operative in the hidden laboratory Doom used to create it. However, in Amazing Spider-Man #5, Doom destroys this laboratory soon after meeting Spider-Man.
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