Charles Macintosh


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Charles Macintosh
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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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Firstly, we found out who invented what, such as Charles MacIntosh - waterproof fabrics - and Alan MacMasters - electric toaster.
1823: Charles Macintosh patented the waterproof cloth he was to use to make raincoats.
He created a process for waterproofing clothes (later sold to Charles Macintosh), the smokeless furnace, the production of seamless metal tubes and cylinders and the recycling of scrap tin used in other forms of manufacturing.
1823 - Glaswegian Charles Macintosh patented the waterproof cloth he was using to make raincoats.
Charles Macintosh of Scotland had a particularly profound impact on furniture design and style, and is considered one of the fathers of Art Nouveau furniture.
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.
Joseph Priestley, the discoverer of oxygen, found it could rub out pencil marks on paper and coined the term "rubber." Charles Macintosh sandwiched a layer between sheets of fabric and created the first raincoat.
McAdam was appointed surveyor of roads to the Bristol Turnpike Trust and started to conduct experiments in road-making, which led to such revolutionary improvements that, like his Scottish contemporary Charles Macintosh, he left his name to his product.
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.