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The next book in my alternative genre will have the title “Mackintosh bathing”. It will be mainly based on contemporary newspaper cuttings from mid 19th century till well into 20th. It is a very entertaining and interesting subject. At the same time, because searches bring up both themes, I shall produce a book on “Mackintosh thieves”. In the first half of the 20th cent, if you hung your rubber mack up on a peg in a pub, the chances are it wouldn’t be there when the landlord rang his bell. The reported court cases always gave the value of the rubberised item, which can be compared with contemporary ads to determine whether quality or bulk. The report would also include the miscreant’s excuse for unknowingly stealing the mack “I am a humble fisherman and in the dimly lit hallway of the pub, I naturally mistook the pink rubberised taffeta ladies raincoat for my torn black oilskin.” They would be fined and ordered to restitute the cost of the now long vanished rubber item.