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Wills’s Aviation Card #52 – “Maxim” Biplane, 1910.

History Behind The Card: “Maxim” Biplane, 1910. Card #52 of 75, W.D.& H.O Wills’, Aviation series 1911, Capstan Navy Cut Sir Hiram Stevens Maxim, February 5, 1840, Sangerville, Maine, United States of America – November 24, 1916, London, Great Britain.  … Continue reading

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Wills’s Aviation Card #30 – Maxim, 1890

History Behind The Card: Maxim, 1890 Name: Sir Hiram Stevens Maxim, 1840 – 1916, Sangerville, Maine, United States of America Sir Hiram Maxim is perhaps better known for his invention the Maxim Gun – the first portable, fully automatic machine … Continue reading

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1892 Cosmopolitan Article Written By Hiram Maxim

Presented here is an article written by Hiram Maxim (1840 – 1916), who amongst his many inventions created a machine gun and a sprinkler system, though never purchased until the patent expired saw his invention actually used after that. The … Continue reading

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