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Maxim family


Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Hudson Maxim photographs

Accession: 1996-312

Hudson Maxim (1853-1927) was an inventor and chemist best known for his work in the development of smokeless gunpowder and military explosives. The collection consists primarily of photographs, many of which are portraits, of Hudson Maxim and his family, friends, and associates.

Dates: circa 1890-1925

Maxim Silencer Company photographs

Accession: 2015-288

The Maxim Silencer Company was the first company to manufacture gun silencers for commercial use. The company was founded in 1908 as the Maxim Silent Firearms Company by Hiram Percy Maxim (1869-1936) in Hartford, Connecticut. In 1912 Maxim incorporated his business as the Maxim Silencer Company. Maxim was an engineer and inventor. This small collection consists of photographs of rifles with silencers, the company's World War II Army E. Navy award ceremony, and a few images of Hiram Percy Maxim and his son Hiram Hamilton Maxim.

Dates: circa 1900-1909; Majority of material found within 1943-1945

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Hopatcong (N.J.) 1
Inventors 1
Maxim gun 1
Silencers (Firearms) 1