Description : Macintosh is the name given to the rubber-coated or rubber-laminated fabric used to make waterproof coats and jackets, of which the Macintosh raincoat is the prototypical example.
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Origins and history : The Macintosh waterproof cloth (often called the Mackintosh) was patented in 1823 by Charles Macintosh, a Scottish textile manufacturer. The following year he introduced the Macintosh raincoat, often simply called the "mac" or "mack".
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