HUDSON MAXIM - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 11/19/1913 - HFSID 36521
Sale Price $450.00
Hudson Maxim sends a typed letter about an article he has written.
Typed Letter Signed: "Hudson Maxim", 1p, 8½x11. Brooklyn, New York, 1913 November 19. To Alexander Black, New York. In full: "I enclose you an article (not present) which may possibly meet your requirements. If it does not, please indicate any changes and I will make them. Mrs. Maxim thinks that, after the great promise of wonders which I have made in the opening part of the article, I ought to dope out something bigger than moving pictures at the end, but I think that the subject of education by moving pictures is one of the greatest of coming things." Hudson Maxim began his career in armaments and explosives in his brother Hiram's gun factory in New England. In 1888, he began developing new explosives and by 1890. Maxim invented a new smokeless powder. He helped his brother found a dynamite and powder factory in New Jersey that year: the following year, they parted company. In 1892, he began his own munitions factory in New Jersey, the heart of the United States' manufacturing at that time, where he developed a smokeless cannon powder. Maxim sold his company to E.I. DuPont de Nemours & Company in 1897: however, he remained as a consulting engineer. Later accomplishments include shock resistant torpedoes, delayed-action fuses and a propulsion substance fro torpedoes. These inventions greatly aided the Allied effort in World War I. Machine guns manufactured by his brother changed the weaponry of warfare for all time. Creased. Staple holes at upper left. Upper right corner soiled. Pinhead-size stains at lower right edge. Mounting remnants on verso lightly show through touching signature.
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