Revistes Catalanes amb Accés Obert (RACO)

De músico a óptico: los orígenes de Francesc Dalmau i Faura, pionero de la luz eléctrica y el teléfono en España

Jesús Sánchez Miñana, Guillermo Lusa Monforte


The early years of Francesc Dalmau i Faura, a 19th century pioneer introducer
of key electric inventions in Spain, are partly unveiled, documenting his
birth in Manresa, musical training, first marriage in Barcelona and beginnings here
as an eye-glass maker. What looks as a sudden turn from music into optics is tentatively
explained by his apparent relationship with the Maglia?s, a saga of opticians
of Italian origin established in Barcelona in the 18th century, of which some
information is also given.

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