History: The First Ever Raincoat ~ Kwentology


It was October 12, 1823 when the raincoat was commercialized in Scotland and the first one was invented by Charles Macintosh (1766-1843). The raincoats were 100 percent waterproof and made of rubberized cotton.
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Macintosh experimented with naphtha, a light object made of coal tar. Until he discovers that the Indian rubber can dissolve in naphtha.

To make the first ever raincoat, Macintosh placed a rubber solution on side of woolen cloth, before he add another layer of woolen cloth.
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