James J. Wood
 

James J. Wood

AMERICAN INVENTOR

Before he was seventeen years of age, Kinsale born James J. Wood had designed and built a horizontal steam engine. Wood’s oil engines provided power for the invention of fellow Irishman, John Philip Holland’s submarine and he also constructed machinery used to make the cables of the Brooklyn Bridge in New York City. Wood was one of the first to recognise the business potential of the household refrigerator and he also installed the first floodlight system at the Statue of Liberty.

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James J. Wood and other Great Irish People are featured in the book Great Irish People - A Dictionary of Irish Biography, which you can buy online here.
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James J. Wood Print

This beautiful print of James J. Wood (1856 - 1928) comes in four sizes 12" x 16" or 16" x 20" or 20" x 24" and Poster size 24" x 36" with two different finishes, Gloss or Parchment and will be delivered to your home or business within 14 days. For a small additional charge you can have a short biography of James J. Wood printed beside the portrait.

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