Sir Hiram Stevens Maxim collection, 1840-1961.

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Maxim, Hiram S. (Hiram Stevens), 1840-1916. Sir Hiram Stevens Maxim collection, 1840-1961.

Sir Hiram Stevens Maxim collection, 1840-1961.

Copies of articles about Maxim; speech given by him to the Royal United Service Institution; assorted pictures and excerpts from his autobiography; copy of last will and testament; speech (1960-1961?) given by his grandson, Hiram Hamilton Maxim, at Monday Evening Club, Hartford, Conn., about powered flight; photographs; and materials relating to a letter written by Rudyard Kipling pertaining to Maxim's machine gun and a possible meeting between the two, as well as a copy of the letter.

.25 linear ft.

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Kipling, Rudyard, 1865-1936

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Joseph Rudyard Kipling (1865–1936) was an English author and poet. His best-known works include the novels and short story collections The Jungle Book (1894), Just So Stories (1902), Puck of Pook's Hill (1906), and Kim (1901), as well as a number of poems such as "Mandalay" (1890), "Gunga Din" (1890), and "If-" (1910). Kipling was born in Bombay, India, into an artistic family: his father was a sculptor, pottery designer, and professor of architectural sculpture and tw...

Royal United Service Institution (Great Britain)

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Monday Evening Club (Hartford, Conn.)

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Maxim, Hiram Hamilton

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Maxim, Hiram S. (Hiram Stevens), 1840-1916

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Sir Hiram Stevens Maxim (1840-1916), engineer and inventor, was born at Brockway's Mills, near Sangerville, Maine, on 5 February 1840. He became chief engineer to the United States Electric Lighting Company in 1878, and emigrated to England around 1882, opening a workshop in London two years later. He became a naturalised citizen in 1900, and was knighted in 1901. Maxim was the inventor of the Maxim gun, a rapid-firing weapon with a totally automatic action, which was adopted by the British Army...