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1865 Born in Stepney, son of James Wimshurst
1882-7 Apprenticed with Maudslay, Sons and Field; worked in his father's electrical laboratory in the evenings
1887-9 At sea as an engineer
1889 Asst. superintending engineer with Esplen and Son consulting engineers and naval architects in Liverpool
By 1891 had moved to the London office, William Esplen, Son and Swainston, 13 Cullum St, London EC
1891 Joined I Mech E
1896 of William Esplen, Son and Swainston, Billiter Buildings, 22 Billiter Street, London, E.C