The pioneers of the second industrial revolution in Spain. The Sociedad Española de Electricidad (1881 -1894)

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  • Jordi Maluquer de Motes

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https://doi.org/10.1344/rhi.v0i2.18171

Abstract

This article examines the first commercial applications of electricity and telephone since1874 in Spain. It focuses on the first industrial enterprise devoted to the manufacture of electrical material and to the distribution of electricity, the Sociedad Española de Electricidad of Barcelona (1881-1894) and its affiliates in Madrid and Valencia. It exposes the enterprise's proyect, the technological choices, financing and development as well as the obstacles to its definitive consolidation.

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