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 Air Force Link - Sir Hiram Maxim   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Maxim, a powerful and imposing man, with a beard that gave him the look of a Biblical prophet, was broadly interested in all areas of invention.
Maxim's gun business made him a wealthy man, so much so that he was able to devote considerable amounts of his fortune to aeronautical experiments.
This was Maxim's moment; as he recalled later, "I found myself floating in the air with the feeling of being in a boat." But instead of adding power and remaining aloft, he cut power and descended to earth.
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 The Pioneers : An Anthology : Sir Hiram Maxim (1840 - 1916)
Maxim's intention was, before attempting free flight, to get as much data as possible regarding the conditions under which flight must be obtained, by what is known in these days as 'taxi-ing'--that is, running the propellers at sufficient speed to drive the machine along the ground without actually mounting into the air.
Hiram Maxim was also the inventor of the rapid firing Machine Gun (for which he was knighted in 1901 when he became a naturalised British subject) and as an aviation pioneer, it was from the latter areas that our paths crossed.
Hiram Maxim was born in the small town of Sangerville, Maine in the United States on the 5th of February 1840.
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 Sir Hiram Stevens Maxim - LoveToKnow 1911
SIR HIRAM STEVENS MAXIM (1840-), Anglo-American engineer and inventor, was born at Sangerville, Maine, U.S.A., on the 5th of February 1840.
After serving an apprenticeship with a coachbuilder, he entered the machine works of his uncle, Levi Stevens, at Fitchburg, Massachusetts, in 1864, and four years later he became a draughtsman in the Novelty Iron Works and Shipbuilding Company in New York City.
In 1880 he came to Europe, and soon began to devote himself to the construction of a machine-gun which should be automatically loaded and fired by the energy of the recoil (see Machine-Gun).
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 Maxim Glossary - Dictionary definition [define: Maxim] of Maxim
Maxims of the law are holden for law, and all other cases that may be applied to them shall be taken for granted.
The true method of making the application is to ascertain bow the maxim arose, and to consider whether the case to which it is applied is of the same character, or whether it is an exception to an apparently general rule.
Maxime ita dicta quia maxima ejus dignitas et certissima auctoritas, atque quod maxime omnibus probetur.
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 Hiram Stevens Maxim - Bvio   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Maxim was born in Sangerville, Piscataquis County, Maine in the United States of America but emigrated to England.
Maxim founded an armaments company to produce his machine gun, which was bought out by the Vickers corporation in 1896.
His son Hiram Percy Maxim followed in his father and uncle's footsteps and became a mechanical engineer and weapons designer as well.
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 Hiram Stevens Maxim, Sir Biography | Encyclopedia of World Biography
Hiram Stevens Maxim was born near Sangerville, Maine, on Feb. 5, 1840.
Maxim represented the electric lighting company at the Paris Exposition of 1881, where he was honored for still another invention, his electric pressure regulator.
Maxim was a brilliant, artistic, and accomplished man, although it was difficult for others to get along with him.
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 Maxim, Hiram Stevens   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Maxim was born in Sangerville, Maine, and spent his early life in various apprenticeships.
The Maxim gun of 1884 used the recoil from the shots to extract, eject, load, and fire cartridges.
Maxim's first patent, when he was 26, was for a curling iron.
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 Hiram Percy Maxim
Hiram Percy Maxim was returning to his home in Hartford, Connecticut, in February, 1936, from a trip to California to visit the Lick Observatory.
Hiram P. Maxim was buried in the Rose Hill Cemetery in Hagerstown, Maryland some days later.
Hiram Maxim is buried in the Hamilton family plot in the cemetery as he had married the daughter of the former Maryland Governor Alexander T. Hamilton.
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 Maxim - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
MAXIM [Maxim], name of a family of inventors and munition makers.
Hiram Percy Maxim, 1869-1936, son of Sir Hiram, was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., and remained in the United States.
Maxim Power Corp. Reports Strong Revenue and Asset Growth in the Second Quarter of 2002.
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 AllRefer.com - Maxim (Technology, Biography) - Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Sir Hiram Stevens Maxim, 1840–1916, was born near Sangerville, Maine.
Hiram Percy Maxim, 1869–1936, son of Sir Hiram, was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., and remained in the United States.
The most spectacular was the Maxim silencer for explosive weapons (1908), but perhaps more useful were silencers for gasoline engines and the like.
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 FLYING MACHINES - Hiram Stevens Maxim
Hiram Maxim, who was born at Brockway's Mills, Maine, made a fortune from his invention of the Maxim machine gun, and he used a good bit of that fortune to explore heavier-than-air flight.
On the Maxim Biplane Test-Rig's third test run, on July 31, 1894, with Maxim and a crew of three aboard, it lifted with such force that it broke the reinforced restraining track and careened for some 200 yards, at times reaching an altitude of 2 or 3 feet above the damaged track.
Hiram Maxim designed and built a biplane in 1910 but it was unsuccessful.
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 Hiram Stevens Maxim Biography | World of Invention
A member of a noteworthy family of mechanics and draftsmen, Hiram Maxim, the creator of the first practical automatic machine gun, also experimented with a steam-powered flying machine in 1894.
Born in Sangerville, Maine, Maxim was the eldest son of a farmer and woodworker.
Maxim's improvements in weaponry gave significant advantage to British forces during the Boxer Rebellion and the Boer War.
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 AmericanHeritage.com / HIRAM MAXIM
Hiram Stevens Maxim was born near Sangerville, Maine, in 1840.
Maxim soon found that it was one thing to build a machine gun and quite another to sell it.
Maxim died in the winter of 1916, just as the battle of the Somme, the most stunning demonstration of his gun, was drawing to a close.
www.americanheritage.com /articles/magazine/ah/1978/4/1978_4_78.shtml   (944 words)

  
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Maxim See also: Technology Biographies (makĀ“sim), name of a family of inventors and munition makers.
Sir Hiram Stevens Maxim,1840-1916, was born near Sangerville, Maine.
Hiram Percy Maxim,1869-1936, son of Sir Hiram, was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., and remained in the United States.
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 Hiram Maxim - Search Results - MSN Encarta   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Maxim, Sir Hiram Stevens (1840-1916), Anglo-American engineer and inventor.
Hiram Stevens Maxim was born in Sangerville, Maine.
American Radio Relay League, organization founded by inventor Hiram Percy Maxim in 1914.
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 Maxim: Free Encyclopedia Articles at Questia.com Online Library   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Maxim Silverman lectures in French at the University...racism and citizenship in modern France Maxim Silverman London and New York First published...of the Taylor Francis Group 1992 Maxim Silverman Typeset in Baskerville by Michael...
Maxim Gorky and the Russian Revolution by Orlando Figes...used to hang in every Russian school and library the one of Maxim Gorky was nearly always given pride of place with Lenin...same year.
Sir Hiram Stevens Maxim, 1840 1916, was born near Sangerville, Maine.
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 Hiram Maxim - The first man to fly a heavier than air machine
To each side of the centre section were placed wings, which Maxim termed 'aeroplanes' thus using the expression for the first time.
That means that the Maxim flier moved forwards 2 feet as it descended from its stable (unrestrained) flight path.
As a consequence of this, it can not be denied that Sir Hiram Stevens Maxim was the first person to fly a heavier than air machine.
www.bondle.co.uk /personal_pages/jon/maxim   (1021 words)

  
 Hiram Stevens Maxim - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Maxim machine gun mounted on a Dunonald gun carriage
Maxim emigrated to England in 1881 and became a naturalized Briton in 1899.
A Tale of Two Knights: Sir Hiram Maxim
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 Maxim Hiram Percy - Search Results - ninemsn Encarta   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Maxim Hiram Percy - Search Results - ninemsn Encarta
Maxim, Hiram Percy (1869-1936), American inventor, son of the Anglo-American inventor Sir Hiram Stevens Maxim.
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 Today in Technology History - Feb 5
Two British inventors share February 5, 1840 as their birthday: Hiram Maxim, the inventor of the machine gun, and John Dunlop, the inventor of the inflatable tire.
Hiram Stevens Maxim was born in Maine, in the United States.
Maxim made several other inventions related to weapons.
www.tecsoc.org /pubs/history/2003/feb5.htm   (268 words)

  
 Maxim — FactMonster.com
1869–1936, son of Sir Hiram, was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., and remained in the United States.
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 Science and Society Picture Library - Search
Maxim standing on the framing of his 1894 machine outside the hangar, 1894.
Sir Hiram Stevens Maxim, studio portrait, c 1894.
Sir Hiram Stevens Maxim with his 1910 aeroplane that never flew, c 1910.
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 Maury, T. B. -- Maxim, Hiram Stevens: in Cornell University's Making of America
Maxim, Hiram S. Birds in Flight and the Flying Machine.
Maxim, Hiram S. A New Flying-Machine (By the Inventor).
Maxim, Hiram Stevens, Experiments with High Explosives in Large Guns.
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 Maxim - ENCYCLOPEDIA - The History Channel UK
Maxim, name of a family of inventors and munition makers.
1869-1936, son of Sir Hiram, was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., and remained in the United States.
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 Hiram Percy Maxim - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Albert Augustus Pope hired Maxim to run his Motor Vehicle Division.
He created the ARRL in 1914 because he saw a need to build up an organized group of "Relay" stations to pass messages via amateur radio.
He fell ill and was taken from the train to a hospital in La Junta, Colorado, where he died the following day, February 17, 1936.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Hiram_Percy_Maxim   (387 words)

  
 maxim - OneLook Dictionary Search
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 Sir Hiram (Stevens) Maxim Biography - Biography.com
He became a coachbuilder in an engineering works in Fitchburg, MA (1865), and from 1867 took out patents for a wide range of inventions, including electric lamps and gas equipment.
An interest in automatic weapons took him to England in 1881, where he perfected the Maxim machine-gun in 1883.
He also invented a pneumatic gun, a smokeless powder, a mousetrap, and carbon filaments for light bulbs.
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 maxim - Definitions from Dictionary.com
his father, Sir Hiram Stevens, 1840–1916, English inventor, born in the U.S.: inventor of the Maxim gun.
Hudson, 1853–1927, U.S. inventor and explosives expert (brother of Sir Hiram Stevens Maxim).
American-born British inventor of an automatic, recoil-operated machine gun (1884), which was widely used during World War I. His brother Hudson (1853-1927) invented smokeless gun powder, and his son Hiram Percy (1896-1936) developed a silencer for firearms.
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