NOTE: This specific umbrella is no longer available, but it can be reproduced. You can also make some changes, with respect to the handle, canopy color, total length … Just send an e-mail to email@example.com, to begin the process of designing your own mid-18th Century Gentleman’s Umbrella.
Jonas Hanway would be proud to own this umbrella. Jonas has been historically recognized as the first man, in London, England, to use an umbrella for protection in the rain. And it was fashion prints of this first gentleman’s umbrella, that were used as a reference, for this reproduction.
This umbrella is completely hand-made, using beautiful 3/4″ walnut, for the shaft. At full length of 48″, we have taken into consideration the need to be able to pack this umbrella in a suitcase, for travel to all those wonderful reenactor events, held across the globe. With this in mind, the full length 48″ shaft, can be unscrewed into 2 pieces, of 31″, and 17″. The 2 sections can also be reduced further, to accommodate your requirements.
This umbrella also uses walnut, for its 8 ribs. Each rib is 25″ long, providing an open diameter of approximately 50″.
The canopy is made from rain fabric imported from the UK, and is in a light green color, very suitable for this time-period. The walnut grain of the ribs look beautiful against the light-green fabric.
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