The Lockwood ‘Solid Stick’ umbrella is handmade by master umbrella makers at the Lockwood manufactory in North London, England. Employing centuries old techniques Lockwood craftsmen utilise the finest woods from across the globe.
THE MAKING PROCESS
The polished woods are cut into planks and steamed before being bent into crooks with hot aluminium plates. Once the planks have been separated, the dowels are then worked through a series of shaping and sanding processes before being lathe-turned to a diameter of 16mm – the optimal strength to weight ratio. The bark sticks are produced separately; specially grown saplings are coppiced at a measured stoutness and seasoned for minimum of 15 months before beginning the shaping process. After the stick has been shaped, slots are cut to fit the locking springs into the shaft, at which point the runner, notch and ribs are assembled around the stick to form the full umbrella frame. The canopy is then fitted by hand including all internal sewing details and furling band. Finally the umbrella is cut to length and the stick end is ferruled, now ready to protect it’s owner from any unwelcome showers.
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LOCKWOOD UMBRELLAS are known the world over for their strength, durability and ______________highest quality craftsmanship.
Each umbrella is handmade at our manufactory in North London employing CENTURIES OLD TECHNIQUES, sourcing the finest cloth, ethically sourced buffalo horn and hardwoods from sustainable woodlands around the globe.
NOTES ON USING YOUR UMBRELLA
Whilst your umbrella uses a reinforced steel mechanism please note it is not indestructible Please refrain from using in extreme conditions.
DO NOT SHAKE FROM SIDE TO SIDE
to remove excess water open and close umbrella rapidly leave fully open to dry.
1. Grip tips ensuring all panels are free of the frame
2. Pull each panel free with your opposing hand.
3. Rotate the umbrella whilst holding the tips, run
your free hand downward before fastening the band.