Hiram Maxim SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED Letter 1900 - Maxim Machine Gun Inventor For Sale
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Hiram Maxim SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED Letter 1900 - Maxim Machine Gun Inventor:
Letter written and signed by Hiram Maxim on his company's letterhead. 8 by 6.75 inches.
Recipient was Captain Edmund Zalinski, born in Poland in 1849, emigrated to America in 1853, and joined the Union Army in 1864 as a teenager. He went on to a long career as a military engineer and inventor, most notably developing the pneumatic dynamite torpedo-gun (called the Zalinski gun). This letter comes from a large archive of material received by Zalinski around the time of the Spanish-American war which he then presented to Gertrude Whiting for her autograph collection.