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Who Invented The Raincoat?

Mar 03, 2018

Mackintosh, the inventor of the waterproof coat, had a worker named McGinous at a rubber factory in Scotland, England. One day in 1823, when McGinous was working, he accidentally dropped a rubber solution onto his clothes. When he found it, he quickly wiped it with his hand, but the rubber seemed to seep into his clothes. Instead of wiping it, he painted it. But he was a poor worker, and he could not afford to throw away the clothes, so he still wore it to work. Before long, he discovered that the coat was coated with rubber, as if it had been coated with a waterproof adhesive, though it was ugly and impervious to water. He had a brainwave, and the whole thing was rubberized, and the result was a rain-proof garment. With this new dress, he would never worry about rain. The novelty soon got around, and colleagues in the factory, aware of it, were following the example of Mr. McIndos, making a waterproof rubber-coated raincoat. Later, the reputation of the rubber-coated raincoat became more and more famous, and it attracted the attention of the British metallurgist, pax, who was also interested in studying such special clothes. Parkes felt that the rubber, though impervious to water, was hard and crisp, and was neither beautiful nor comfortable. Parks decided to make an improvement on the dress. It took more than a decade to improve. By 1884, parkes had invented the technology to use carbon disulfide as a solvent, to dissolve rubber, to make water-proof supplies, and to patent it. In order for the invention to be quickly applied to production and converted into commodities, parks sold the patent to a man named Charles. In the future, farmers began to produce large quantities of farmers, and the business of "Charles raincoat company" soon became popular all over the world. However, people did not forget the contribution of McGindos, who called the raincoat "McGindos". Until now, the word "raincoat" is still known in English as the mackintosh.