Macintosh, Charles (1766–1843)
Charles Macintosh was a Scottish chemist who invented the waterproof fabric eventually known as mackintosh (1823), a layer of rubber dissolved in naphtha being sandwiched between two layers of cloth. Quality was much improved with the advent of vulcanized rubber (patented in 1844 by Charles Goodyear) which could withstand temperature changes.
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