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HIRAM PERCY MAXIM - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 10/03/1924 - HFSID 28067

Typed Letter signed: "Hiram Percy Maxim", 1p, 8¼x10¾. On letterhead of The Maxim Silencer Company. Hartford, Connecticut, 1924 October 3. To Charles B. Whittelsey, President, Hartford Rubber Works Co., Hartford, Connecticut.

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HIRAM P. MAXIM. Typed Letter signed: "Hiram Percy Maxim", 1p, 8¼x10¾. On letterhead of The Maxim Silencer Company. Hartford, Connecticut, 1924 October 3. To Charles B. Whittelsey, President, Hartford Rubber Works Co., Hartford, Connecticut. In full: "Yours of the 7th regarding autographs is received. Distinctly the most valuable Maxim autograph would be that of my father, Sir Hiram Stevens Maxim. Next would be his brother Hudson Maxim. I am sending enclosed autographs of both [not included] with my best regards. Sincerely," Hiram P. Maxim (1896-1936) was the son of Hiram S. Maxim (1840-1916), inventor of an early machine gun. An inventor like his father, Hiram P. promoted the Maxim Silencer for firearms, then applied its principles to mufflers, air compressors and other machinery. Although Maxim's silencer was a permanent attachment to a rifle, it created a public era in an era of gangland violence. Many states and nations attempted to ban the silencer. Uncle Hudson Maxim invented smokeless powder and other ammunition. The Maxims were born in the U.S., although Hiram S. became a British subject. Lightly soiled. File holes near left edge, the lower one broken through to edge. Pencil note (unknown hand) in upper right. Paperclip impression in upper left. In lower blank areas are what look like old-style bank cancellation cuts, not touching text or signature. Otherwise, fine condition.

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