Maxim, Hiram S.

Maxim, Hiram S., American inventor, born at Tangerville, Maine, U.S.; showed early a decided mechanical talent, and is best known in connection with the invention of the gun named after him, but among his other inventions are the smokeless powder, the incandescent lamp carbons, and search-lights; b. 1840.

Definition taken from The Nuttall Encyclopædia, edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907)

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