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It seems Bob Costas doesn't know how to pronounce "Beijing": http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/26223683/
Sorry, I don't know. BTW, here's a video showing the making of a Brigg umbrella. It was previously posted but is worthy of rementioning in this thread. However, I'm not entirely sure it's viewable outside of Canada. It's from How it's Made: http://broadband.discoverychannel.ca/discovery/?id=4119
Quote: Originally Posted by Pengranger Yes spot on. Photo below. The marks are from where nails have been hammered through the metal cap and into the end of the wooden shaft. This keeps it in place. The ends of the nails are cut off and machined down thus leaving a small scratch. If you look very closely you can see this since the colour of the metal for the nail and the cap are different. It's seen better on this James Smith:
Quote: Originally Posted by Coho Is this the best type of maple? I'd say yes, but I'm biased. Happy Canada Day!
Quote: Originally Posted by amerikajinda Great pics! What kind of wood is that top Brigg made of? Maple? What kind of maple? It's maple. Canadian maple. At least that's what the SAB guy told me.
Quote: Originally Posted by montecristo#4 How do you find the Smiths compare to the Briggs? They are very different styles of umbrellas. The James Smiths are thick and heavy; they are not for the weak wristed. The Briggs however are thinner and more elegant. Notice the amount of taper from the handle to the shafts: Brigg James Smith The Smiths have two fasteners for rolling up the umbrella: Visiting the James...
My contribution: From left to right they are: Wifey's James Smith ladies' solid-stick maple umbrella with black canopy. Brigg maple solid-stick umbrella with black canopy and silver collar. James Smith dark ash solid-stick umbrella with dark green canopy. James Smith dark scorched whangee handled two-piece fit-up umbrella with grey canopy and silver collar.
The store should deduct the VAT but I don't think they are obligated to. Also, some online stores that list prices in GBP and USD will already have the VAT deducted in USD (they assume you're not in the EU) .
Quote: Originally Posted by rdawson808 You will NEVER have an opportunity to wear it again. Never. It's like a woman's wedding dress. At least you're unlikely to get too fat to fit in your grad gown again. BTW, just browsing the grad outfit options at Ede and Ravenscroft is dizzying! http://www.gownhire.co.uk
One great contribution by Bata (or at least the Bata family) was the creation of the Bata Shoe Museum: http://www.batashoemuseum.ca/index.html It's worth seeing if you're visiting Toronto.
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