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Hiram Maxim's Glider

Description: The Anglo-American inventor of the machine gun, Sir Hiram Maxim experimented unsuccessfully with powered flight during much of the 1890s.


In 1911 he established a company to develop military aircraft with Louis Blériot, the first man to fly across the English Channel and engineer Claude Grahame White, one of Britain's first qualified pilots.


Date: c.1915


Our Catalogue Reference: AIR 1/2450


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