James Wimshurst 1832 - 1903

Electrical engineer,
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.