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Macintosh, Charleslocked

  • R. B. Prosser
  • , revised by Geoffrey V. Morson


Macintosh, Charles (1766–1843), manufacturing chemist and inventor of mackintosh waterproof fabrics, was born in Glasgow on 29 December 1766, the son of George Macintosh (d. 1807) of Glasgow, merchant, and his wife, Mary Moore (d. 1808). His maternal uncle was John Moore (1729–1802)...

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R. Chambers, ed., (1832–5) [1st edn; many edns to 1875]