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To: sociotard
Britain didn't invent the machine gun.

An American, Hiram Maxim, did. Britain merely bought them from him.

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6 posted on 03/18/2007 10:24:13 PM PDT by Lurker (Calling islam a religion is like calling a car a submarine.)
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To: Lurker
An American, Hiram Maxim, did. Britain merely bought them from him.

This Hiram Maxim had a son named Hiram Percy Maxim. I think he was the first Ham radio operator in America. His call sign was W1AW, the same call sign used by the ARRL station in Newington, CT.

9 posted on 03/18/2007 10:30:46 PM PDT by Mark17 (Retired USAF Msgt)
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Hiram Maxim was American Born but was a British subject when he invented the Maxim Gun which was developed by a British financed company (Vickers) and first used by the British Army.

Not exactly a large American component there...


10 posted on 03/18/2007 10:33:00 PM PDT by Wil H
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