naam, op baleinen: ‘PARAGON’ (Speciale soort stalen baleinen: hol, u-vormig en flexibel. Uitgevonden door Joseph Hayward.:" he was born in 1819 in the now lost village of Derwent. By 1841 he was living in Hathersage and working for Samuel Cocker & Son, wire drawers. One of his fellow apprentices was Samuel Fox of Bradwell. Around 1845 the two men moved to Stocksbridge where Fox set up a wire drawing business. Hayward was one of his first few employees, acting as a draughtsman.Hayward, who was interested in designing new machinery, was responsible for the department making umbrella ribs. Some umbrellas still had whalebone ribs but Fox’s company made them from light, strong steel. Hayward worked on further improvements and his superior Paragon design was patented in 1852. (...) He had been responsible for most of the patents behind Fox’s umbrellas. Four more generations of Haywards followed Joseph into the umbrella department of the firm which later traded as Hoyland-Fox.)
merk, op baleinen: Rennende vos. (With their trademark of a running fox, they were famous throughout the world.)
merk, op baleinen: ‘S. Fox & Cie Limited’ (In 1845 begonnen Samuel Fox en Samuel Hayward een draadtrekkerij in Stocksbridge (Sheffield) waar zij parapluframes maakten van Haywards speciale 'Paragon' draad, dat in 1852 gepatenteerd werd.)
Parasol met witte ripszijden bespanning met brede zwarte rand. Baleinen van blank, niet roestend metaal, verzilverd (?). Zwartgeverfde houten stok met ronde haak. Gemerkt PARAGON een vosje en S. FOX & Cie LIMITED.