In 1848 that Samuel Fox, a wire drawer by trade, started to make solid steel ribs in Stocksbridge, near Sheffield. In the 1880's a major change in the manufacturing process took place with the introduction of the steel umbrella frame invented by Mr Samuel Fox. Up to this time the umbrella frame was made of whalebone. His son William Henry Fox joined the company around 1913 and around this time adopted the trademark 'Paragon'.
Malaca wood shaft with an impressive carved and painted Chinese head top and brass ferule, steel gilt ribs and gold/ gilt band and intricately made silk pendant. No fabric, signs of wear, scratches and discoloration, 97cm long
- Samuel Fox Parapluie Paragon doré à la tête chinoise
- Acier, bois de malaca
- Période estimée
- années 1920
- Pays d’origine
- État assez mauvais - utilisé intensivement, représentant des traces d’usage comme des fissures majeures, dommages et manques importantes