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"Fontaine" hydraulic turbine

<p>"Fontaine" hydraulic turbine, manufactured by Planas, Flaquer i Cia., Pedret, 1898.</p>

"Fontaine" hydraulic turbine, manufactured by Planas, Flaquer i Cia., Pedret, 1898.

During the second half of the 19th century, Girona made use of some of the new discoveries of the industrial era. The engineer Narcís Xifrà successfully completed the first test for public electric lighting, telephone and telegraph poles in Catalonia. Meanwhile, the company "La Gerundense" started running the first paper mill, in 1843.

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