Patent Model - Process of Softening Fibrous Sheets
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John McLauchlin (American, b.1843, d.1936), Patentee
Jan 02 1894
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11 x 1 1/2" (27.9 x 3.8cm)
McLauchlin's patent is a new and useful improvement in the manufacture of imitation dressed chamois and buckskin from paper pulp in sheets for which he also obtained a patent in Canada numbered 34,751 and received on July 21, 1890. The invention produces "a fabric composed of fiber matted and formed into sheets but having superior softness and flexibility and a surface free from abrasion or disintegration of the fiber and closely resembling chamois or buck skin." (Patent Number 511,789)
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