why this product

The wide canopy of this classic umbrella provides protection from heavy showers and slight spring sprinkles. Made by a third generation umbrella-maker in rainy Vancouver, Canada, the umbrella’s design has remained unchanged for decades. The rich-grain maple wood handle feels solid and smooth in your palm, while its wide curve hooks easily into the crook of your arm. The top of the umbrella’s maple wood stick is protected from damage with a steel cap, called a ferrule. Each rib is finished with a maple wood tip, and a snap-close tie keeps the umbrella’s ribs contained when closed. Steel springs make for simple opening and closing when entering doorways. The ink black color of this cotton canopy is a dignified choice for the essential.  

use & care

When opening your umbrella, take care that you do not bump into people or structures nearby. After use, leave the umbrella open to dry. Because of the cotton in the canopy, this umbrella will take a slightly longer time to dry than polyester-canopied umbrellas, about 30 to 45 minutes, depending on the strength of the shower. The manufacturer will make repairs to the umbrella during its lifespan, stitching ripped seams back together and replacing bent frames that become damaged on particularly blustery days. 

production & design

This family-run umbrella business originally began in the 1920s, when Jewish immigrant Isadore Flader began repairing umbrella frames door-to-door in Toronto, Canada. After re-locating to the drizzly city of Vancouver, he opened a repair and retail shop in in 1935, The business was later taken over by Isadore’s sons Charlie, Norman, and Samuel, and is currently run by Charlie’s children, Corry and Glen. These umbrellas are made on the original machinery from the 1950s, by a two-person team of seamstress and rib-maker.

about the designer

Umbrella with Maple Wood Handle (Black)

Kaufmann Mercantile from New York, NY
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These classic umbrellas have a wide cotton-blend canopy and an elegantly curved maple wood handle. They hold strong in heavy downpours and look splendid in a hallstand. Made in Canada since 1935. Also available in Red and Grey. (more info)

More Details

  • Technical Specifications:

    35 inches long (90 cm)
    46.5 inches diameter opened (118 cm)

    Maple wood
    Cotton-polyester fabric

    Made in 

  • Dimensions: H 1.0 Inches x W 1.0 Inches x L 1.0 Inches
  • Product Code: V176000283843

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  • This item ships directly from Kaufmann Mercantile in Brooklyn, NY
  • Item is ready to ship in 1 - 3 Business Days. Delivery date will vary depending on your shipping address.
  • International orders may experience possible delays and take longer to arrive.
  • We accept complimentary returns within 14 days of receipt if the item is unused and in original condition.
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