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SIR HIRAM STEVENS MAXIM - MANUSCRIPT DOCUMENT SIGNED 07/05/1886 - HFSID 296629

HIRAM S. MAXIM His signature originally attached to a sworn statement to a British court Manuscript Document signed: "Hiram S. Maxim", 6x3½. County of Middlesex (England), 1886 July 5. Remaining text in hand of a Court Commissioner (Spencer ?): "Declared at No.

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HIRAM S. MAXIM
His signature originally attached to a sworn statement to a British court
Manuscript Document signed: "Hiram S. Maxim", 6x3½. County of Middlesex (England), 1886 July 5. Remaining text in hand of a Court Commissioner (Spencer ?): "Declared at No. 45 [?] Building, County of Middlesex, on the 5th day of July 1886. Before me [Spencer ?], a Commissioner to Administer Oaths in the Supreme Court of Judicature". Hiram Stevens Maxim (1840-1916) invented the Maxim automatic machine gun (1884, adopted by the British Army in 1889) and built a plane operated by steam engines (1894). Born in Sangersville, Maine, he became a British citizen in 1900 and was knighted in 1901. Maxim was the father of Hiram Percy Maxim (1869-1936), who invented silencers for explosive weapons and gasoline engines, and the brother of Hudson Maxim (1853-1827), also a prolific inventor of explosive devices. Hiram S. Maxim was frequently involved in patent litigation. The Supreme Court of Judicature, now called the Senior Court of England and Wales, hears civil as well as some criminal cases. Toned and creased. Multiple mailing folds. Worn. Edges frayed. Notch at top edge. Otherwise, fine condition.

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