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S. E. Fryer

revised by Arne Hessenbruch

Wimshurst, James (1832–1903), electrical engineer and shipwright, was born at Poplar, London, on 13 April 1832, the second son of the four sons and a daughter of Henry Wimshurst (1804–1884), engineer, and his wife, Rebecca (1802–1863). Henry Wimshurst's engineering practice was in steamships: he was one of those who built the ...