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Umbrella Facts from Pres. Lincoln to Tiki

You may already know that umbrellas have been around for thousands of years in one form or another, but did you know these interesting umbrella facts?

  • John Wilkes Booth asked President Lincoln for a few bucks to buy an umbrella in 1864
  • The history of cocktail or tiki umbrellas is unclear, but started in the early 20th century
  • It took thousands of years of making umbrellas before the folding umbrella was created in 1928
  • There’s an umbrella cover museum on an island off the Maine coast
  • The market for umbrellas in the U.S. is around $350 million/year

Want more facts? Well, there’s more over at The Atlantic in their article 11 Interesting things about the umbrella.

I wonder if there are any facts on how many umbrellas get left-behind on the subway or in restaurants and stores?  Anyway, if you’re in search of custom promotional umbrellas give us a shout.

Custom Printed Windbrella Folding Umbrella

The Georgetown Folder is the most compact wind resistant umbrella in the Windbrella line and is available blank or custom printed with your logo or design.

Assorted Colors
The Georgetown Folder Windbrella comes in your choice of black, navy, red, hunter green, Burgundy, or tan.

Custom Printed Windbrella’s
With a custom order of 144 or more Windbrella’s you get your company logo printed in up to 4 colors on 4 panels free! for more details.

Windbrella Features
WINDBRELLA™ has created the ultimate folding umbrella. The patented Winbrella Vented Mesh System™ designed with all fiberglass ribs and spreaders gives Windbrella™ the greatest strength and flexibility in high winds. The newly designed auto-open push button handle is ergonomically designed for a soft feel and more comfortable grip.

44″ Windbrella Georgetown Folder Features

  • Newly Designed All Fiberglass Constructed – Ribs and Spreaders
  • Double Canopy Vented Mesh System
  • High Impact Ferrule
  • Ergonomically Designed Black Push Button Auto-Open Soft feel handle
  • Matching carry case with shoulder strap