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Charles Macintosh

Macintosh, Charles (1766–1843), British chemist and inventor. Trained as a chemist, he developed a method (1823) by which fabrics were treated with chemicals to create a waterproof garment. One raincoat, popularly referred to as a macintosh, is named after him.

See also: Chemistry.

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