This photo was submitted to The Scuba Museum by Eben Brown.  It shows him in 1962 or 1963 wearing his very own Surf Lung in his back yard overlooking Leech Lake in Walker Mn.  He is wearing a make-believe wetsuit made his big sister's stretch pants and matching blue shirt.  If you look closely you can also see some home crafted wrist gauges and weight belt on Eben.  Eben said that he was very eager to dive as a kid and his father, Dr Hector Mason Brown, was a self taught diver who bough him the Surf Lung.  Eben recalls that he often tried to dive with the Surf Lung but the buoyant tank on his back kept him firmly planted on the water surface.  Eben did say that if the Surf Lung was used as designed at the surface as a snorkel it worked very well.  The Surf Lung had a small ball that floated into the airway in the event that water splashed over the intake keeping it nice and dry for the user.  I am so thankful that Eben submitted this photo to The Scuba Museum; it is a true gem!