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The Death Ray Man. The Biography of GRINDELL MATTHEWS Inventor and Pioneer [Inscribed copy]

By: Barwell Ernest H. G.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Hutchinson & Co Ltd, London: 1943

Edition: 1st edition

Inscription: Inscribed by the author with a dedication to the W

Seller ID: k190721a

Condition: Good


8vo, 1st ed. 175 pp. 20 photographic plates. Grindell Matthews (1880 -1941) was an English inventor who claimed to have invented a death ray in the 1920s. In 1914, after the outbreak of the First World War, the British government announced an award of £25,000 to anyone who could create a weapon against zeppelins or remotely control unmanned vehicles. Matthews claimed that he had created a remote control system that used selenium cells. He successfully demonstrated it with a remotely controlled boat to representatives of the Admiralty at Richmond Park's Penn Pond. He received his £25,000 but ... View more info