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Henry Wimshurst, English engineer, 1854-1866.

Henry Wimshurst, English engineer, 1854-1866.
4 0 c m
actual image size: 26cm x 32cm


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.

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