Saturday, December 8, 2012

Vickers Maxim Gun

Discoverers Weapons.  London:  Sparrow Books, 1980.

The new Imperial War Museum.  London:  Imperial War Museum, 1989, Revised 1990, 1992.

"Whatever happens, we have got
The Maxim gun, and they have not."

--Hilaire Belloc

Invented by Sir Hiram Stevens Maxim, whose brother, Hudson Maxim, invented smokeless powder.  His son, Hiram Percy Maxim, invented the gun silencer and designed one of the first automobiles.  He also wrote a 1936 autobiography, A Genius in the Family (Harper & Row).  

Funk & Wagnalls New Practical Standard Dictionary.
Britannica World Language Edition.
 1946, 1957.

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