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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Taken circa 1915