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La Maquinista Terrestre y Maritima

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La Maquinista Terrestre y Marítima of Barcelona, Spain

Established in 1855 as a partnership between Valenti Esparó and Tous, Ascacíbar y Compañía (from the merger between V. Esparó’s factory and that of Fundición de Hierro, known as La Barcelonesa). Production was to include foundrywork, ships, boilers, stationary and marine steam engines, railway locomotives, hydraulic equipment, textile machinery, bridges and other structural engineering work, and other engineering products.

La Maquinista Terrestre y Marítima, along with Nuevo Vulcano, Alexander Hermanos, and Portilla and White of Seville, were to be the leading heavy machinery manufacturers in the Iberian peninsula. La Maquinista would become the largest.

The above information is condensed from 'The Mechanical Engineering Industry in Catalonia' by Santiago Riera[1], where details of some of the firm's products will be found.

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  1. [1] 'The Mechanical Engineering Industry in Catalonia' by Santiago Riera, Universitat de Barcelona: CATALAN HISTORICAL REVIEW, 1: 101-112 (2008). Institut d’Estudis Catalans, Barcelona. DOI: 10.2436/20.1000.01.7. ISSN: 2013-407X