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 Hiram Percy Maxim

Hiram Percy Maxim

Birth
Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
Death 17 Feb 1936 (aged 66)
La Junta, Otero County, Colorado, USA
Burial Hagerstown, Washington County, Maryland, USA
Plot Section: K; Hamilton Lot
Memorial ID 6895297 · View Source
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"The Old Man" Hiram Percy Maxim was the Father of organized amateur (HAM) radio. In 1914 the American Radio Relay League was organized and launched by the famous inventor and "ham operator" Hiram Percy Maxim whose amateur radio call-sign was W1AW. He was also the inventor of the Maxim silencer which was the first mass produced firearms silencer, the automobile muffler, and was a pioneer in air compressor technology.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Rod Murray
  • Added: 30 Oct 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6895297
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Hiram Percy Maxim (2 Sep 1869–17 Feb 1936), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6895297, citing Rose Hill Cemetery, Hagerstown, Washington County, Maryland, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .