The collapsible (or folding) umbrella originated from China, and had sliding levers similar to those in use of today. In written records, the oldest reference to a collapsible umbrella dates to the year 21 A.
This is the perfect project for my boring white living room lampshade. Brushed with diluted fabric dyes, and then line the shade with silver or gold paper. From Little Green Notebook. I have a lampshade that really needs this
Laburnum table lamp handcrafted using methods developed by Louis Comfort TiffanyIntricate stained glass design and elegant bronze-tone hardwareHome decor in true American style is durable enough to last for generations