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Charles Macintosh

Macintosh, Charles (măkˈəntŏshˌ) [key], 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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