Hiram Maxim

Hiram Maxim

Sir Hiram Stevens Maxim (5 February 1840 – 24 November 1916) was an American-born British inventor best known as the creator of the first portable fully automatic machine gun, the Maxim gun. Maxim held patents on numerous mechanical devices such as hair-curling irons, a mousetrap, and steam pumps. Maxim laid claim to inventing the lightbulb.Maxim experimented with powered flight; his large aircraft designs were never successful. He designed a highly successful amusement ride called the ... more on Wikipedia

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