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Maxim Gun Co

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Gun maker, of Crayford.

1884 Hiram Stevens Maxim formed the Maxim Gun Co with Albert Vickers as chairman, having previously received financial help from the Vickers company to perfect his design of gun[1].

His laboratory was in Hatton Garden, London

1888 The company merged with the Nordenfelt Co to become the Maxim Nordenfelt Guns and Ammunition Co; the new company established various factories at Erith near Crayford, in Kent,

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, 14 July, 1919