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Maxim Silencers

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Maxim Silencers Inc, of Houston

1895 Company founded by Hiram Maxim to make silencers

Specialists in industrial noise control, evaporators and catalytic treatments

1955 Frederick Braby and Co acquired a controlling interest in Maxim Silencers Ltd; Maxim had patents in silencers and in heat exchangers for marine use, especially distillation of water[1] (also see advert)

1959 Supplied heat exchangers for marine use (see advert)

1962 The Maxim division of AMF International designed and supplied evaporators made by Frederick Braby and Co for the "Transvaal Castle"[2]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Jan 11, 1957
  2. The Times, Jan 18, 1962
  • company website [1]