Chemist and inventor who created the first waterproof fabrics; his name adorned the Mackintosh raincoat.
He worked as a clerk, while spending his free time studying chemistry.
He helped James Beaumont Neilson commercialize the hot blast blowing of blast furnaces.
He married Mary Fisher in 1790.
He worked with Jean-Paul Gaultier at Hermes to bring cloth rubber into high fashion.
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