Hiram Maxim's Glider

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    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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    1. jamica1 61 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Science, Technology, History, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

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