Slawa Duldig

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Slawa Duldig was born in Horocko, Poland back in 1901 to Nathan and Antonia. In 1911, the family moved to Vienna, Austria where she attend a convent school. After graduation, she received training at the Viennese School for Women and Girls. She continued her education graduating from the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna in 1929.

In 1939, following the annexation of Austria by Germany they moved to Switzerland. In 1940, they were expelled from Switzerland arriving in England where they remained until 1942. They moved again to Melbourne, Australia where they remained for the rest of their lives. She found work at the St. Catherine’s Girls School where she remained for 16 years. She died in 1975.

What you may not know about Slawa is that she was also an inventor. She invented the first collapsible folding umbrella in 1928. I have one in the back of my vehicle; do you carry one in your vehicle?

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Rainmaker
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
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We always have umbrellas..in our car..some for us and some for buyers...what a cooool invention...wonder if she thought of it as a way to prevent bad/worse hair days ?

Oct 13, 2019 03:07 AM #1
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Lise Howe
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Thanks for sharing. I find it interesting that she was expelled from Switzerland 

Oct 13, 2019 03:48 AM #2
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Barbara Todaro
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Good morning, James Dray I'm surely happy she did that!

Oct 13, 2019 04:30 AM #3
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Wayne Martin
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Good morning James. My wife thanks her! She has many! Enjoy your day! 

Oct 13, 2019 05:02 AM #4
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Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
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Yes, I do carry one of those in my car, in fact a couple, one for me and one for clients. So many interesting people you discover.

Oct 13, 2019 05:40 AM #5
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Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
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Good morning James,

I have never owned an umbrella, it was too difficult on the farm!

Make yourself an astonishing day.

Oct 13, 2019 05:55 AM #6
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Donald Urschalitz
Lubeck Realty Group - Jupiter, FL
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We must have 5 or 6 some for the rain and a few for the beach. Thanks for sharing and have a great weekend.

Oct 13, 2019 06:01 AM #7
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Sheila Anderson
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Good morning again James. Yes, I carry an umbrella in my car always. Enjoy the day.

Oct 13, 2019 06:18 AM #8
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Brian England
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It sounds like she was a wonderful woman indeed and I have a collapsible umbrella as well, although I never use it, haha.

Oct 13, 2019 06:46 AM #9
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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James,

Yes, we have two that we take on trips.  Very useful and part of our travel gear!  A

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Oct 13, 2019 07:33 AM #10
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Kathy Streib
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Hi James- I must have at least 2 of those in each car and a few around the house. 

Oct 13, 2019 07:44 AM #11
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Michael Jacobs
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Hello James - as many have commented, I have multiple collapsible umbrellas.  Ingenious idea and now I know of the originator.  

Oct 13, 2019 09:42 AM #12
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
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Hi James Dray,

Imagine if Slawa had a penny for every collapsible umbrella ever made! wow

Oct 13, 2019 11:41 AM #13
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Roy Kelley
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Thank you very much, James, for sharing this interesting story.

Oct 13, 2019 01:11 PM #14
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That was a million dollar idea. Hopefully she was able to profit handsomely from her invention.

Oct 13, 2019 01:30 PM #15
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Hi James,  thanks for sharing another interesting tidbit of history.  Umbrellas are so common now days, that you forget, someone had to invent the first one.  Don't leave home without it.

Oct 13, 2019 04:10 PM #16
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Love the collapsible umbrella as it was so much easier to place in backpacks, etc.

Oct 15, 2019 06:57 AM #17
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Jane Chaulklin-Schott
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James Dray, hooray for Slawa  Duldig and her wonderful invention.  I wonder which convent or which girl's school was part of the genesis of this marvelous conception;-)   We here on planet earth do appreciate the birthing of such a figment of the imaginative and genius mind...even though most of us 'take it for granted.'

Oct 15, 2019 12:17 PM #18
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