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Patented‘June25,‘1935__v ,
George M. Babcock, deceased, late of Evanston,
ill}? by Bulia Babcock, administratrix, Evanston,
No Drawing. Application June 29, 1931,
Serial No. 547,783
2 Claims. (Cl. 26-28)
This invention relates to amethod of and com- to each other in the order in which they are
position for rejuvenating fabrics, such as woolen stated, as follows:
and silk cloth, and its purpose is to provide a Industrial grain alcohol ______ __ 1'6 ?uid Ounces
method and process by which fabrics which have
Ammonia, 24% strength ______ __
3 fluid ounces
5 been worn shipy m? be rejuvenated and caused Glacial acetic acid, 99% strength- 4 ?uid ounces
to assume their original appearance and texture. Muriatic acid 1817 Strength
1 gram
It'is a well known fact that suits of clothing on of lavendér
"" 1V grams
and other articles formed of woolen or silk cloth chloroform
‘:“:'::":":: v 2 ?zuid ounces '
become shiny 'after continued use so that it is,
10 often necessary to ‘discard them because of their
After‘ the foregoing ingredients ‘have been 10 '
unattractive appearance long before they have added to each other in the order stated and thor
been worn out. Heretofore there has been no oughly mixed, sufficient distilled'water is added
satisfactory method of overcoming this di?iculty thereto to make up a total volume of one gallon,
and eliminating the objectionable shine. The which may then be bottled and is ready for dis
15 principal object of the present invention is to‘
tribution to the trade.
provide a new composition of matter which may
After the foregoing composition of matter has
' be applied to the fabric with the result that the been spread or otherwise applied to the surface of
shiny appearance is removed, the nap is restored the cloth to be renewed, the cloth is preferably
to its original condition and the dye is renewed
20 or: redistributed in such a way that the fabric
has a new and freshened appearance. In practicing the invention, the new composition of
matter is applied over the surface of the cloth or
fabric and is then rubbed in order to secure uni25 form distribution ‘ thereof and the penetration
thereof into the ?bres of the cloth'or fabric, thus
causing each unit of area'of the cloth or fabric
rubbed for a short period of time in order to
bring about a more perfect distribution of the so
composition and cause the composition to pene
trate the fabric to some extent. This results in
the restoration of the original nap of the cloth
with a removal of the shine and an apparent'par
tial dissolution and‘redistribution of the dye, so 25
that the cloth takes ‘on a more lively appearance
and resembles very closely a fabric of the same
to be restored substantially to its original state character and quality which has not been used.
after a very short period of rubbing and a very
so limited application of the compound. In practicing the method, the rubbing of the cloth or
fabric is preferably effected by an object made
up of an improved composition of matter here-
It has been found that the ‘results obtained
with the use of the foregoing composition of mat- 80
ter are substantially improved if the rubbing of
the cloth is effected by means of a small briquette
madeiyup of rubber having embedded therein a
quantity of powdered pumice stone and powdered
emery.’ The pumice stone and'emery are dis»v $5
tributed through the rubber while ‘it is in a more
or less plastic state arid then the rubber is vul
inafter disclosed which also forms a part of the
35 present invention and which is adapted to expedite the rejuvenating operation and to bring
about more satisfactory results. The'nature of
the improved method of the present invention canized under high pressureyfor example, a pres
and of the improved composition, as well as the sure of 18,000 pounds per square inch, with ‘the '
40 character of the object employed for rubbing, result-thatthereis ?nally formed a body of ma- ' 40
will appear more fully hereinafter.
1 terial which may be employed advantageously in,
The cloth or fabric to be rejuvenated is prefer- carrying out the process of the present inven
ably spread out over a ?at surface and the com- tion. The rubber compound is preferably vul
position of the present invention is applied over
canized in small molds to form’briquettes which ~
45 the surface of the cloth, preferably by spraying’, may be conveniently engaged by the hand of ,45'
so that a substantially uniform distribution of the user for rubbing purposes and the rubbing
the solution is brought about. This composition surface of the briquette may preferably be rough,
is in the form of a solution which is made up of ‘although that is not essential.
the following ingredients, which are preferably
The most perfect results are obtained by using _
50 combined in the following proportions and added all of the ingredients of the foregoing composition 50 _
combined in the proportions stated but some ad
vantageous results may be obtained by using por
cloth made up of sixteen ?uid ounces of grain
alcohol, three fluid ounces of 24% strength am
tions only of these ingredients combined in other ' monia, four fluid ounces of 99% strength glacial
-‘ proportions and. the present invention‘ is not acetic acid, one gram of 18% strength muriatic
limited except by the scope of the appended acid, one and one-half grams of oil of lavender 5
and two ?uid ounces of chloroform mixed to
What is claimed is:
gether and added to su?lcient distilled water to
1. A composition of matter for rejuvenating make up a total volume of one gallon.
cloth made up of grain alcohol, ammonia, glacial
10 acetic acid, muriatic acid, oil of lavender and
Administrator of the Estate of George M. Bab
2. A composition of matter for vrejuvenating ,
cock, Deceased.
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