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Hudson Maxim Autographs, Memorabilia & Collectibles

HUDSON MAXIM
Born: February 3, 1853 in Southeast Piscataquis, Maine
Died: May 6, 1927 in Landing, New Jersey
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Hudson Maxim (1853-1927), 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 for torpedoes. These inventions greatly aided the Allied effort in World War I.   
  • HUDSON MAXIM - AUTOGRAPH  - HFSID 28153
    HUDSON MAXIM - AUTOGRAPH - HFSID 28153
    HUDSON MAXIM Hudson Maxim signs a piece of paper. Signature: "Hudson Maxim", 5¾x1½ piece of paper. 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.

    Sale Price $198.00

    $220.00

  • HUDSON MAXIM - AUTOGRAPH  - HFSID 85449
    HUDSON MAXIM - AUTOGRAPH - HFSID 85449
    HUDSON MAXIMHudson Maxim's signature. Signature: "Hudson Maxim", 5½x1¾. 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. Maxin invented a new smokeless powder.

    Sale Price $828.75

    $975.00

  • HUDSON MAXIM - AUTOGRAPH 05/28/1904 CO-SIGNED BY: THOMAS W. HIGGINSON - HFSID 217959
    HUDSON MAXIM - AUTOGRAPH 05/28/1904 CO-SIGNED BY: THOMAS W. HIGGINSON - HFSID 217959
    HUDSON MAXIM and THOMAS WENTWORTH HIGGINSON Hudson Maxim signs a card to a collector on May 28, 1904. Signature: "Compliments/Hudson Maxim/New York/May 28 1904", and on verso "For Mrs. Mary L. Kearney/Thomas Wentworth Higginson/Cambridge, Mass./Jan. 31, 1905", 4½x3 card.

    Sale Price $324.00

    $360.00

  • HUDSON MAXIM - AUTOGRAPH 11/04/1920  - HFSID 18121
    HUDSON MAXIM - AUTOGRAPH 11/04/1920 - HFSID 18121
    HUDSON MAXIM Hudson Maxim signs a card in black ink. Signature: "With/Compliments and/Best Wishes/Hudson Maxim/Nov. 4-1920", 5¼x3¼ card. 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.

    Sale Price $234.00

    $260.00

  • HUDSON MAXIM - AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED 08/05/1911  - HFSID 3747
    HUDSON MAXIM - AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED 08/05/1911 - HFSID 3747
    HUDSON MAXIM Hudson Maxim sends an autograph note to a collector Autograph Note Signed: "Hudson Maxim", 1p, 4¼x7. No place, 1911 August 5.In full: "With compliments and Best Wishes of To Howes Norris Jr.

    Sale Price $450.00

    $500.00

  • HUDSON MAXIM - AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED 08/22/1921  - HFSID 296628
    HUDSON MAXIM - AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED 08/22/1921 - HFSID 296628
    HUDSON MAXIM Signed autograph note of the firearms inventor Autograph Note signed: "To C. E. Lawrence/with Compliments/of Hudson Maxim/Aug - 22 - 1921", 5½x3½ card. Hudson Maxim (1853-1927) began his career in armaments and explosives in his brother Hiram's gun factory in New England.

    Sale Price $450.00

    $500.00

  • HUDSON MAXIM - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH 09/04/1922  - HFSID 51259
    HUDSON MAXIM - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH 09/04/1922 - HFSID 51259
    HUDSON MAXIM Black and white publicity photograph of Hudson Maxim looking past his shoulder. Photograph inscribed and signed: "To Wm A Temple-/Hudson Maxim/with/Compliments and Best Regards". B/w, 8x10. Hudson Maxim began his career in armaments and explosives in his brother Hiram's gun factory in New England.

    Sale Price $637.50

    $750.00

  • HUDSON MAXIM - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH 10/15/1913  - HFSID 35578
    HUDSON MAXIM - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH 10/15/1913 - HFSID 35578
    HUDSON MAXIM Small sepia publicity photograph of Hudson Maxim reading a book. Photograph inscribed and signed: "To my Friend John F. Tucker-/With admiration and Best Wishes./Oct 15-1913. Hudson Maxim". Sepia, 7¼x10½ overall, image 7¼x9 (one surface).

    Sale Price $637.50

    $750.00

  • HUDSON MAXIM - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 01/02/1917  - HFSID 18122
    HUDSON MAXIM - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 01/02/1917 - HFSID 18122
    HUDSON MAXIM Hudson Maxim sends a typed letter of regret that he will not be able to attend the inauguration of Mr. Edge. Typed Letter Signed: "Hudson Maxim", 1p, 7¾x11. Brooklyn, New York, 1917 January 2. To Edmund C. Hill, Trenton, New Jersey.

    Sale Price $450.00

    $500.00

  • HUDSON MAXIM - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 02/06/1923  - HFSID 266552
    HUDSON MAXIM - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 02/06/1923 - HFSID 266552
    HUDSON MAXIM Hudson Maxim sends a typed letter of regret that he will not be able to attend a meeting. Typed Letter Signed: "Hudson Maxim." 1p, 8½x11. Maxim Park, Landing P.O., New Jersey, 1923 February 6. On his personal imprinted letterhead to Edmund C. Hill, Esq., Trenton, New Jersey.

    Sale Price $450.00

    $500.00

  • HUDSON MAXIM - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 02/11/1907  - HFSID 279147
    HUDSON MAXIM - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 02/11/1907 - HFSID 279147
    Maxim signed this touching typed letter on his personalize stationery to a Maxwell in 1907, inviting him to a party, or rather "a mass meeting to importune Father Time to slow down a little - at any rate not to try to break his own speed record each year with us as passengers."

    Sale Price $450.00

    $500.00

  • HUDSON MAXIM - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 05/19/1917  - HFSID 286438
    HUDSON MAXIM - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 05/19/1917 - HFSID 286438
    HUDSON MAXIM TLS sent shortly after the US entered World War I, to fellow weapons developer Elmer Sperry, supporting a new mine-planting device Typed Letter signed: "Hudson Maxim" as Chairman of the Committee on Ordnance and Explosives, 1 page, 8½x11. Landing, New Jersey, 1917 May 19.

    Sale Price $573.75

    $675.00

  • HUDSON MAXIM - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 05/22/1916  - HFSID 292148
    HUDSON MAXIM - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 05/22/1916 - HFSID 292148
    HUDSON MAXIM Signed letter to the Brooklyn Eagle, expressing skepticism about a cheap substitute for gasoline which Maxim Munitions was reported to have purchased. Typed Letter signed: "Hudson Maxim", 1 page, 8½x11. Lakewood, New Jersey, 1916 May 22.

    Sale Price $573.75

    $675.00

  • HUDSON MAXIM - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 09/01/1910  - HFSID 279148
    HUDSON MAXIM - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 09/01/1910 - HFSID 279148
    Maxim signed this typed letter to Carl E. Schultze of New York on his personalized stationery in 1910. It accompanied a copy of his book The Science of Poetry and the Philosophy of Language [not included]. This was a book, not on explosives or chemistry - fields in which he made the greatest impact - but on language and poetry.

    Sale Price $450.00

    $500.00

  • HUDSON MAXIM - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 11/17/1916  - HFSID 87290
    HUDSON MAXIM - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 11/17/1916 - HFSID 87290
    HUDSON MAXIM Hudson Maxim sends a typed letter to inventor Elmer A. Sperry about their membership on the Naval Consulting Board. Typed Letter Signed: "Hudson Maxim", 1p, 8½x11. Landing P.O., New Jersey, 1916 November 17. To Elmer A. Sperry, Brooklyn, New York.

    Sale Price $450.00

    $500.00

  • HUDSON MAXIM - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 11/19/1913  - HFSID 36521
    HUDSON MAXIM - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 11/19/1913 - HFSID 36521
    HUDSON MAXIM 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.

    Sale Price $450.00

    $500.00

  • HUDSON MAXIM - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 12/17/1913  - HFSID 36542
    HUDSON MAXIM - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 12/17/1913 - HFSID 36542
    HUDSON MAXIM Hudson Maxim sends a typed letter about an article he has written that he will not ask for payment yet. Typed Letter Signed: "Hudson Maxim", 1p, 8½x11. Brooklyn, New York, 1913 December 17. To Alexander Black, Esq., Newspaper Feature Service, New York, New York

    Sale Price $450.00

    $500.00

  • HIRAM PERCY MAXIM - COLLECTION 1923 WITH HUDSON MAXIM - HFSID 272661
    HIRAM PERCY MAXIM - COLLECTION 1923 WITH HUDSON MAXIM - HFSID 272661
    HIRAM P. MAXIM and HUDSON MAXIM Hiram P. Maxim and Hudson Maxim signature's on individual cards. Comprises: (1) HIRAM P. MAXIM. Signature: "Hiram Percy Maxim/Hartford, Conn./March 27, 1923", 3½x2 card. Slightly soiled. Fine condition. (2) HUDSON MAXIM.

    Sale Price $360.00

    $400.00

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