Who Invented Umbrella?


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Anonymous Profile
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It was invented in china over 4 thousand years ago.
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The basic umbrella was invented over four thousand years ago. There are evidences of umbrellas in the ancient art and artifacts of Egypt, Assyria, Greece, and China.
These ancient umbrellas were first designed to provide shade from the sun. The Chinese were the first to waterproof their umbrellas for use as rain protection. They waxed and lacquered their paper parasols in order to use them for rain.
The word "umbrella" comes from the Latin root word "umbra", meaning shade or shadow. Starting in the 16th century umbrella became popular to the western world, especially in the rainy weather of northern Europe.
The early European umbrellas were made of wood or whalebone and covered with alpaca or oiled canvas. The artisans made the curved handles for the umbrellas out of hard woods like ebony.
In 1852, Samuel Fox invented the steel ribbed umbrella design. Fox also founded the "English Steels Company", and claimed to have invented the steel ribbed umbrella. African-American inventor, William C. Carter patented an umbrella stand on August the 8th, 1885.
After that, compact collapsible umbrellas were the next major technical innovation in umbrella manufacture, over a century later.
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Mark answered
The idea of umbrellas originated among the aristocracy in
ancient Egypt. The modern umbrella, with ribs of steel covered by
fabric, was created in the late 1700s. For their invention of the
ordinary umbrella, the 6 inventors shared $10 million in profits,
according to William S. Walsh. On the other hand, Joseph N. Kane has it
that the 1st "umbrella is believed to have been used in Windsor, Conn.,
in 1740. It produced a riot of merriment and derision, the neighbors
parading after the user carrying sieves balanced on broom handles."
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b a answered
Some says umbrellas were invented by chineses and in ancient Egypt and Syria.

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