Technical terms around umbrellas
This is the famous British umbrella made by Swaine Adeney Brigg, the epitome of a British gentleman.
This is the fabric that covers the umbrella, usually polyester fiber. This is because polyester does not change when stretched in wet or dry state. However, nylon and cotton are also used. In addition, plasticized fabrics are used-but in cold weather, they can be very clumsy.
The cover is located above the notch at the top of the umbrella cover and is used to transfer water from the ferrule to the umbrella cover. This prevents water from flowing down the axis. In order to further improve the impermeability of this area, a rosette made of the same fabric as the canopy is usually placed between the canopy and the cover.
Cherry wood
Cherry is the most beautiful wood, its grain and color are the most expressive. It is used with ash, chestnut, hickory, ebony, etc. to make umbrella shafts.
China imports
Most umbrellas (over 90%) sold on the German market are made in China. Even though the current wages are low, the cheapest models are still made by domestic workers.
Almost all umbrella fabrics today are coated with Teflon. This makes the umbrella rain-proof, and most of the fabrics are stain-proof. The coating itself is not visible. The color of the material is maintained, and the fabric maintains its soft feel.
Connection line
Dedicated wires are used to connect the ribs with the notches and runners.
Continuous rod shaft (also: solid rod)
These are wooden shafts made from a continuous piece of natural wood. In principle, these are crutches with handles that have been bent for months during the manual process of using steam. In each case, the most exquisite umbrellas have continuous shafts made of various high-quality woods.
Cane umbrella
These are umbrellas that can also be used as crutches or crutches, and as opposed to straight or round handles, they are equipped with handles at right angles to the shaft. When using an umbrella as a walking or standing support, this handle can achieve a stable grip. They also have a particularly strong shaft to ensure stability. They are smaller than designer umbrellas and have non-slip washers (usually made of rubber) at the end of the shaft.
Designer umbrella
In fact, there are real designer umbrellas that originated from fashion studios such as the artist Giorgio Armani. There are also “fake” designer products that use conventional fabric collections and attach designer labels to patterns without being based on the original concept or design.
Doorman’s Umbrella
Umbrellas that are the same size as golf umbrellas are named because they are used by hotel guards.
All umbrellas should be opened and allowed to dry overnight. Drying of metal parts is not as easy as the roof material, and when the umbrella is closed, the roof will keep air away from the frame. Insufficient drying is the main cause of umbrella damage.
This is a button release system used to open the umbrella and then close it in the same way. After closing, the umbrella shaft must be pressed further by hand to generate the tension required for the opening operation.
If you use a long umbrella for walking support, you can slide it on the end of the shaft on a rubber ferrule to make it slip resistant on a flat surface. Wooden shaft umbrellas have a ferrule made of tough plastic, while high-end umbrellas have a ferrule made of corners. All good long umbrellas have a loop made of non-slip nylon, which also prevents the umbrella from falling when placed on the floor.
This includes all parts of the umbrella, except the canopy and handles. The 10-piece or 8-piece variant refers to the number of ribs. Usually 8-piece frames are used for long and pocket umbrellas. For micro-pocket products, a 6-piece frame is also used. A particularly stable and high-quality umbrella consists of a 10-piece frame.
Golf umbrella
These are oversized umbrellas with an umbrella length of 67 to 75 cm. They have straight handles for clean placement in golf clubs in golf bags. The handle can also be fitted into the adapter to fix it to the golf stroller.
Blood clot
This is the name of each fabric segment used in the canopy. Usually, these are printed separately and carefully stitched together.
Long umbrella
These are umbrellas that will not stretch or fold. This term is most commonly used for longer female umbrellas. The canopy of a long umbrella is larger than a pocket-sized product.
Malacca Sugar Cane
Malacca sugar cane is used to make many high-quality and lightweight umbrella handles. It is a sugarcane grown in Asia and consists of long, smooth parts. It is especially beautiful when several layers of ship paint are applied to highlight its natural wood grain. We also use continuous Malacca shafts (handle and shaft are made from a single cane).
Mini umbrella
The small pocket umbrella has its shaft stretched in multiple stages, and its ribs can also be folded in multiple stages.
This is the middle of the umbrella cover, where the ribs are connected by connecting lines and therefore the connecting point of the umbrella. The notch itself is directly connected to the shaft. Today, the cuts are almost entirely made of plastic, and extremely high-quality hand-made umbrellas have cuts made of metal.
All umbrellas can be opened by moving the wheel, whether it is automatic or manual.
Piccolo (meaning “small” in Italian) is the name of a mini-pocket umbrella that is less than 20 cm in length when retracted.
Pocket umbrella
All small foldable and retractable umbrellas are called pocket umbrellas. 80 years ago, Knirps brought the first pocket umbrella to the market.
rib cage
The rib is the part of the umbrella that supports the awning. They are connected to the shaft through runners and notches. The materials used include steel, fiberglass, aluminum, and even bamboo. The stability of the umbrella largely depends on the strength, material and form of the ribs.
Rivets are used to hold the various parts of the ribs together and keep them moving. In this respect, the rivet acts like a wheel axle. Rivets absorb a lot of pressure and therefore must be manufactured very accurately. Solid, non-rusting and brass rivets achieve the best results.
runner up
By moving the wheel along the axis, the automatic and manual umbrellas can be opened and closed.
The shaft is a part fixed with a handle and a frame. The shaft is usually made of steel and can be nickel-plated or brass, or painted. They can also be made of glass fiber, aluminum, carbon fiber, sugar cane, and of course wood. The high-quality, stable umbrella has a continuous (ie, one-piece and solid) shaft, so it is a core elegant cane.
Shoulder strap umbrella
These are actually long umbrellas, with suitable handles and caps with hoods. This way you can carry the umbrella on your shoulders.
The automatic umbrella has a strong spring force, and the umbrella can be opened by pressing the shaft and ribs apart. The unusual thing about an automatic spring is that the spring and its pressure point move in the same direction. In the double umbrella, a rubber drawstring embedded in the shaft and coil spring is used.
These are umbrellas, usually stored in aluminum tubes. Such a tube has the appearance of a detachable handle and cane. When using an umbrella, the shaft can also be used as a support when walking.
The tip is fixed at the end of the rib. The headliner is sewn in the same way as the knob of the shirt. optimal
The pin is located on the upper part of the umbrella shaft to prevent the umbrella from rising too high and turning from the inside to the outside.
On a pocket umbrella, the top is a detachable upper part above the collar.
U-shaped or imitation rib
U-shaped profile or diagonal rib refers to the U-shape of steel or aluminum ribs-a characteristic that can be stabilized by greater strength and elasticity.
In some golf umbrellas, the principle of ventilation is used to better protect the large canopy from strong winds. In the face of strong winds, part of the canopy rises and releases the accumulated pressure through a series of vents. This type of umbrella is hardly blown out.
“Windproof” and similar terms indicate that the umbrella can be restored to its normal position after being blown by strong winds. However, “windproof” does not mean that a particular umbrella will continue to withstand the process. The term mainly applies to items imported from the Far East.
Wooden shaft
Long umbrellas usually have wooden shafts, mainly due to the charming rustic look of the combination of wood and cotton. However, the problem with the discontinuous wooden axle is that it is not suitable for walking support. This is because the handle is glued to a small piece on the shaft. This problem can be avoided when the umbrella is equipped with continuous wooden poles.