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Pair of original photographs of Sir Hiram Stevens Maxim (1840-1916) 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 "Captive Flying Machine" to fund his research while generating public interest in flight. Both images are framed together with identification on verso, stating the top image is Maxim with King Edward the 7th as Prince of Wales and the bottom is Maxim showing visiting European and Asian dignitaries the steam airplane. Fine condition.
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Sir Hiram Maxim Photographs

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Minimum Bid: $50.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $0.00
Estimate: $100 - $200
Auction closed on Friday, February 28, 2020.
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