Tuesday, April 9

10E2631: Umbrella Pr0n

In the 1960s one could go to the lost and found at Kings Cross and say "I seem to have misplaced my brolly... it was a simple black affair with a bamboo handle..." and probably walk away in good shape.  Better get your initials engraved on the silver band so you don't lose yours.  Whangee is the shorthand name for the cane handled job above, a type of bamboo.

All of the above via James Smith & Sons (London). They have some amazing g'narled wood walking sticks too. Believe some/all of them may be manufactured by Fox Umbrellas in fact; handmade in England.  

Course they do a parrot headed version for the nanny too...