Monday, July 27, 2009

Pitter Patter

Left the Reynolds frame at home this morning and got the 8 spoke out.

Samuel Fox's frame was a major Victorian break-through; prior to his revolutionary frame umbrella's were huge, whale bone made bulky affairs.

The Fox frame was slender enough for men to use as both a cane and umbrella. A far more dignified proposition than constantly swapping hands as you went about your everyday business.

If you're dodging the rain, or worse still cowering under a shabby folding effort* a detour to Bloomsbury needs to be taken. James Smith come complete with Umbrella Service Centre in the basement too (don't cha'know).

* If this is your only option, you have no option; enjoy the rain.




3:43 am  

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