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Patented June25, 1935 p zoo gz UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE DIETHOIl OF AND COMPOSITION FOR REJUVENATING FABRICS 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 comto 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 fluid Ounces method and process by which fabrics which have Ammonia, 24% strength 3 fluid ounces 5 been worn shipy be rejuvenated and caused Glacial acetic acid, 99% strength- 4 fluid 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 lavendr 1V grams and other articles formed of woolen or silk cloth chloroform v 2 flzuid ounces 7 become shiny 'after continued use so that it is, I
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 thorbeen worn out. Heretofore there has been no oughly mixed, sufficient distilled'water is added satisfactory method of overcoming this difiiculty 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 disprincipal object of the present invention is to tribution to the trade. p 15 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 rubbed for a short period of time in order to or: redistributed in such a way that the fabric bring about a more perfect distribution of the so has a new and freshened appearance. In praccomposition and cause the composition to peneticing the invention, the new composition of trate the fabric to some extent. This results in matter is applied over the surface of the cloth or the restoration of the original nap of the cloth fabric and is then rubbed in order to secure uniwith a removal of the shine and an apparent'parform distribution thereof and the penetration tial dissolution andredistribution of the dye, so 25 thereof into the fibres of the cloth'or fabric, thus that the cloth takes on a more lively appearance causing each unit of area'of the cloth or fabric 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 It has been found that the results obtained so limited application of the compound. In pracwith the use of the foregoing composition of mat- 80 ticing the method, the rubbing of the cloth or ter are substantially improved if the rubbing of fabric is preferably effected by an object made the cloth is effected by means of a small briquette up of an improved composition of matter heremadei up of rubber having embedded therein a inafter disclosed which also forms a part of the quantity of powdered pumice stone and powdered present invention and which is adapted to exemery. The pumice stone and'emery are dis $5 pedite the rejuvenating operation and to bring tributed through the rubber while it is in a more about more satisfactory results. The'nature of or less plastic state arid then the rubber is vulthe improved method of the present invention canized u d high pressure for example a presand 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 finally 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 prefercarrying out the process of the present invenably spread out over a flat surface and the comtion. The rubber compound is preferably vulposition of the present invention is applied over canized in small molds to formbriquettes which I 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 combined in the following proportions and added all of the ingredients of the foregoing composition 50 combined in the proportions stated but some advantageous results may be obtained by using portions only of these ingredients combined in other proportions and. the present invention is not 2. A composition of matter for rejuvenating cloth made up of sixteen fluid ounces of grain alcohol, three fluid ounces of 24% strength ammonia, four fluid ounces of 99% strength glacial acetic acid, one gram of 18% strength muriatic acid, one and one-half grams of oil of lavender and two fluid ounces of chloroform mixed together and added to sufllcient distilled water to make up a total volume of one gallon.
B ULIA BABCOCK, Administrator of the Estate of George M. Babcock, Deceased.