Who made the mousetrap?
Hiram Maxim made the mousetrap.
Hiram had a great creative mind.
In 1881 Hiram visited the Paris Electrical Exhibition.
Hiram did. He invented the world’s first automatic portable machine-gun.
It could fire 500 rounds a minute, as much as 100 rifles.
Hiram’s invention was soon used in Africa with marvelous results.
A small group of brave English soldiers could employ
Thousands could be slaughtered in an astonishingly
Queen Victoria was much impressed with this American inventor
She made him a knight.
Hiram kept improving his invention.
It was a complicated business.
But Hiram was quite ingenious.
When they were ready for their Great War,
It made a brilliant addition to a pointless conflict
Hiram also invented a light bulb, a flying machine
But his most famous invention would be his apparatus
Even the mousetrap,
while quite wonderful,
could not compete.