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Wimshurst, James (1832–1903), electrical engineer and shipwright

S. E. Fryer

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/36974

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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 ...

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