The Old Man

Hiram Percy Maxim

Nice Christmas Day piece from the Hartford Curant. It’s sometimes hard to imagine just how much The Old Man accomplished during his short life. Maxim was 41 when he co-founded the ARRL, and passed this life just twenty-two years later.

How long have you been licensed? If it’s longer than 22 years — what have you to show for it?

–> Profile Of Hiram Percy Maxim: Remembered For Automobiles, Accomplished Much More

Longtime Hartford resident Hiram Percy Maxim was a true renaissance man. Maxim’s many interests and accomplishments are dizzying, from pioneering early automobiles, to inventing gun and industrial silencers, to founding the world’s largest amateur radio organization.

Author: Jeff Davis