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1858 Scientific American  
Jl nbentinns + New Textile Fabrics. The AgafJa Americana, or Mexican grass, has been manufactured into a very beautiful fabric, by W. Stanton, of London, Eng., who has obtained patents for treating the fibre, and preparing it for spinning and weaving. It is first boiled in alkaline solutions, and after wards washed and dried, when it is fo und to be strong and elastic, but not stiff enough for weaving. It is then run through a solution of glue and dried, and thus acquires the requisite
more » ... requisite stiffness . • 'e· • New Patent Oftlee in London.
doi:10.1038/scientificamerican04241858-260b fatcat:2bdmlsxm2jhhdcqozqbbcoqjyi