Patent Model - Substance for Rendering Fabrics Water-Proof

Maker and role
Lyman Converse (b.1830, d.1904), Patentee
The Water-Proof Fabric Company, Assignee
Production date
Mar 11 1884
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Fabric, iron
1/4 x 7 1/4 x 3" (0.6 x 18.4 x 7.6cm)
Converse's patent "contemplates the production of a substance impervious to moisture, which, when applied to fabrics, will not injure them, and which will remain soft, flexible, and pliant, not be rendered sticky by heat, nor otherwise injuriously affected when subjected to moderate extremes of temperature." (Patent Number 295,113)
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