Charles Macintosh


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Charles Macintosh
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BirthplaceGlasgow
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Macintosh, Charles

(măk`əntŏsh'), 1766–1843, Scottish chemist and inventor. In 1823 he developed a waterproof fabric used to make raincoats that were named for him. His other research included preparing sugar of lead and inventing a commercially successful bleaching powder.
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1823: Charles Macintosh patented the waterproof cloth he was to use to make raincoats.
Holding the event in Manchester had historic significance due to it being the location where Thomas Hancock and Charles Macintosh first built their joint factory to produce waterproof clothing in 1825.
Quite apart from politics, literature and the arts, those luminaries include (among others): John Logie Baird, Alexander Graham Bell, Andrew Carnegie, James Dewar, John Boyd Dunlop, Alexander Fleming, James Gregory, Douglas Haig, David Hume, David Livingstone, John McAdam, Robert McAlpine, Charles Macintosh, Adam Smith, Robert Thomson, Robert Watson-Watt and James Watt.
Almost 200 years after Charles Macintosh gave his name to the famous waterproof raincoat, the hand-made garments will go on sale at their own Mayfair store.
Charles Macintosh sandwiched a layer between sheets of fabric and created the first raincoat.
The garment was invented by a Scottish chemist, Charles Macintosh, who patented a waterproof woollen fabric in 1823.
So don't be surprised if you hear the likes of: "I'm Charles Macintosh, vice president of operations at The La-La-Land Inc.
RAINCOAT: Charles Macintosh, from Glasgow, discovered that putting a layer of rubber between two layers of cloth would make a garment waterproof.