Ralph C. Browne - Browne Coil
Endless thanks to Patricia
Original portrait of Browne (C)
Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, MA. They were unable to supply with
a photo of the painting,
but I did receive this in one email.
Browne invented a special mine that
revolutionized the war - it used a battery made of copper mesh (and the
iron hull of a ship) to detonate,
and allowed the US to enter the North seas (which were littered with
Ralph's brother (who painted the
portrait above) was famous impressionist painter George Elmer Browne.
(C) Jeff Behary, 2011