Henry Wimshurst, English inventor, 1854-1866.

 
Henry Wimshurst, English inventor, 1854-1866.
4 0 c m
 
31cm
actual image size: 23cm x 32cm

Description

Photographic studio portrait by Maull and Polyblank of Henry Wimshurst, engineer, and the father of James Wimshurst (1832-1903), developer of the Wimshurst machine (used to demonstrate the creation of static electricity). Wimshurst is posing next to a cut-away ship's model and holding a set of plans.

Image Details

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10303235

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