Harry Grindell Matthews

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Harry Grindell Matthews
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Bain News Service photo, c. 1920s

Born 17 March 1880(1880-03-17)
Winterbourne, Gloucestershire, England, U.K.
Died 11 September 1941 (61)
Tor Clawdd, Rhydypandy, Swansea, Wales, U.K.
Known for Death ray
Spouse(s) Kate Beatrice Williams (m. 1904); Ganna Walska (m. 1938)

Harry Grindell Matthews (March 17, 1880 - September 11, 1941) was a British electronic engineer who promoted a variety of submarine and aerial warfare technologies, including most infamously a "death ray" that he said would ignite fires, disable motors, and destroy living beings at a distance.

Press Coverage

Death Ray (1924)