Maxim,Sir Hiram Stevens

Max·im (măkʹsĭm), Sir Hiram Stevens. 1840-1916.
American-born British inventor of an automatic, recoil-operated machine gun (1884), which was widely used during World War I. His brother Hudson (1853-1927) invented smokeless gun powder, and his son Hiram Percy (1896-1936) developed a silencer for firearms.

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Universalium. 2010.

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