Jess Nevins (ratmmjess) wrote,
Jess Nevins

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Genuine British Mad Scientist.

Harry Grindell Matthews (1880-1941). Invented a remote-controlled selenium-powered anti-zeppelin weapon. Invented an aerial torpedo. Invented the first talking picture. Invented the "luminaphone" and "sky projector." Nick-named "Death-Ray" because of something he claimed to have invented (the patent was for a device capable of "remote projection of invisible high frequency electricity"). Lived in the lower Swansea Valley in a mountain lab surrounded by barbed wire and searchlights and which had its own private airstrip.

Harry "Death-Ray" Matthews, ladies and gentlemen.

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