Maxim light bulb, c 1883.
3 0 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 22cm

Maxim light bulb, c 1883.

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This lamp was made in 1882 by Sir Hiram S. Maxim. On July 20, 1880, Hiram Stevens Maxim was granted U.S. Patent No. 230,310 for the electric incandescent lamp that displays his famous Maxim 'M' shaped filament.

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