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Maxim, Sir Hiram Stevenslocked

(1840–1916)
  • Brysson Cunningham
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Maxim, Sir Hiram Stevens (1840–1916), engineer and inventor, was born on 5 February 1840 at Brockway's Mills, near Sangerville, Maine, USA, the elder son of Isaac Weston Maxim (1814–1883) and his wife, Harriet Boston (1815–1901), daughter of Levi Stevens of Maine. His father's family were of Huguenot and his mother's of English descent. ...

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, 21 vols. (1928–37), repr. in 11 vols. (1964); 10 suppls. (1944–96)