Patent Model - Machine for Making Artificial Leather

Maker and role
James Tregurtha (British, b.1833, d.1906), Patentee
Chase, Merritt & Blanchard, Assignee
Walter Dole, Assignee
Production date
Aug 31 1880
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Wood, fabric, brass
6 1/2 x 13 x 8" (16.5 x 33 x 20.3cm)
Tregurtha was a British citizen residing in Boston when he received this patent. His improvement is to a machine in which "a composition is spread automatically upon a suitable fabric." The composition was "a solution of rubber and gutta-percha, or rubber alone, suitably dissolved in naptha or any other suitable solvent and mixed with zinc-white, bone-black, or any other desirable earthy or mineral matter, colored or not..." (Patent Number 231,692)
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