This page is to give an example of the type of work Fox Umbrellas Ltd can carry out.  Often it can cost more to restore an old umbrella than to purchase a new umbrella due to the time and effort required to strip down and restore.  Fox Umbrellas understand that sentimental value and history often warrants carrying out such work.  We take great care and pride in the restoration work we do for our customers.

 

Restoration of Vintage Indian Silver Handle Stick Umbrella
A customer approached Fox Umbrellas Ltd to restore his Vintage Indian Silver Handle Stick Umbrella which had long lost its frame and fittings.  The umbrella dates back to Circa 1875 and had great sentimental value to the customer.

After visiting the factory and having a detailed discussion with John the specification of the new umbrella was formed.

Fox Umbrellas carried out the following restoration:

  • Prepare and clean the silver handle
  • Removal of old stick and replaced with a new stick
  • Fit new handmade springs
  • Fit new metal furniture (runner and notch)
  • New 20” Fox Umbrellas Rib Frame
  • Recover in Fox Umbrellas Double Faced Fabric (Wine outside / Black inside)
  • Inside and Outside Rosettes
  • New metal bullet ferrule (left over from World War II, made from real bullet casing)
  • New Tassel

The work took approximately 1 week to complete.

The customer was extremely happy with their new ‘old’ umbrella.

Umbrella before Restoration

Umbrella after Restoration

 

Restoration of Whale Bone Parasol.

A customer approached Fox Umbrellas Ltd to restore their Antique Whale Bone Parasol which required a full recover.

The Parasol dates back to Circa 1840 when whale bone was widely used in umbrella production to make ribs. Whale bone was generally only used on the higher priced umbrellas/parasols. The parasol features collapsing mechanism that was still in perfect working order.

Fox Umbrellas carried out the following restoration:

  • Check and tighten all joints
  • Recover in Fox Umbrellas Brown Polyester Fabric
  • Outside Rosette

The work took a few days to complete.

Umbrella before Restoration

Umbrella after Restoration