Salvá's Electric Telegraph based on Volta's Battery

Pérez Yuste, Antonio (2009). Salvá's Electric Telegraph based on Volta's Battery. In: "IEEE History of Telecommunications Conference (HISTELCON 2008)", 11/09/2008-12/09/2008, París, Francia. ISBN 978-1-4244-2530-3. pp. 6-11.


Title: Salvá's Electric Telegraph based on Volta's Battery
  • Pérez Yuste, Antonio
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Article)
Event Title: IEEE History of Telecommunications Conference (HISTELCON 2008)
Event Dates: 11/09/2008-12/09/2008
Event Location: París, Francia
Title of Book: History of Telecommunications Conference, 2008. HISTELCON 2008. IEEE.
Date: 2009
ISBN: 978-1-4244-2530-3
Freetext Keywords: Electric telegraph, electrolysis process, Francisco Salvá, galvanism, Volta’s battery
Faculty: E.U.I.T. Telecomunicación (UPM)
Department: Ingeniería Audiovisual y Comunicaciones [hasta 2014]
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Contemporary of such important figures as d'Alembert, Buffon, Franklin, Kant, Betancourt or Goya, Francisco Salvá y Campillo was also a prominent Enlightenment scientist who shared with all of them his passion for knowledge and his support to the empiricism and to the scientific method. Five years before Samuel Thomas von Sömmering demonstrated his electro-chemical telegraph to the Munich Academy of Sciences, Salvá proposed a very innovative electric telegraph based on Volta’s pile, for generating an electric current, and the electrolysis of the water, for detecting such a current flow. Salvá presented his electric telegraph to the Academy of Sciences at Barcelona, Spain, in 22 February 1804, and left his thoughts written in a not very well known essay titled: ‘Second Report about Galvanism as applied to Telegraphy’ which will serve as the basis for this paper.

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