Patent Model - Water-Proof Gossamer Fabric

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Theodore Videto (American, b.1834, d.1916), Patentee
Theodore Videto (American, b.1834, d.1916), Assignee
L. Apsley, Assignee
Judson Coffin, Assignee
Production date
Dec 20 1887
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4 x 1" (10.2 x 2.5cm)
Videto's patent "relates to improvements in that class of goods known as 'gossamer fabrics,' the object of which is to produce a fabric which will be light and durable, and at the same time have a highly artistic and finished appearance." It "consists of a fabric coated with films of rubber in solution, the finishing-film being composed of rubber in solution, and of a contrasting color with the other films..." (Patent Number 375,233)
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