The business adventure in Europe of a pioneer of the telephone from Baltimore

Authors

  • Armando López-Rodríguez Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED)

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1344/rhi.v25i63.21203

Keywords:

Communication networks, history of telecommunication, telephone, market organization, technology transfer

Abstract

During the years of 1879 and 1880, more than a hundred companies were registered in the United States of America with the aim of operating in the burgeoning telephone sector. The widely accepted view was that a great business opportunity had arrived, as this technology was likely to spread at great speed. The most daring entrepreneurs also considered that international markets could offer similar opportunities, and thus established firms to operate exclusively in foreign countries. Some of these companies were established in the city of Baltimore (Maryland) and led by Augustus G. Davis (1834-1912), a pioneer of telephony in that city and a protagonist in the sector until the late nineteenth century.

Published

2018-01-22

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