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Faux Fur in the 19th Century

Buffalo fur coats and robes were a stylish way to keep warm in the late 1800s and early 1900s, especially during winter travel. However, Buffalo fur coats were expensive.

Imitation buffalo fur was a popular and less expensive alternative. John Morley from Waterloo invented his own process of treating wool to create imitation buffalo fur.

Manufacturing processes, or the method of making a product, are often patented just as often as products themselves are patented.

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