James Wimshurst 1832 - 1903

occupation:
Electrical engineer,
Shipwright
Nationality:
English; British
born in:
Poplar, Tower Hamlets, London, Greater London, England, United Kingdom

1853 - having completed his apprenticeship at Thames ironworks, he obtained an appointment in London as a surveyor at Lloyds. 1874 - joined the Board of Trade as chief shipwright surveyor. 1880s - modified existing Influence Machines which led to early x-ray machine called the Wimshurst. 1898 - elected FRS.

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