Yesterday afternoon I had the chance to go to a celebration of the 100th year since the founding of the Maxim Motor Company in Middleboro, MA. It was a small affair, attended mostly by locals and former employees of the company when it was at its original location on Wareham Street. A few old time Maxims were on display. I'll download the few pix I took for all to see. I set up a table with 5 Maxim rigs I've built over the years along with some memorabilia and a bit about each model.
Howie Smith who wrote the two photographic histories of Maxim apparatus was on hand and gave a 1 hour presentation on the history of the company. His father "Big Howie" had his 1932 Maxim and 1961 Maxim on display. Middleboro's own 1934 Maxim was also on display but not running. Beside it however, was an 1854 hand pumper, the kind with two banks of handles for pumping water. I'm going to try and find out more about it. It is all there but is not operational at this point.
All in all a great day and some georgeous weather for a change!