The Dictionary of Inventions and Discoveries edited by E F Carter has this to say:
UMBRELLA (parasol) circa 1578 in use in Italy. 1616 first mention of umbrella in England in comedy by Ben Jonson. 1622 in Paris. 1709 improved by Marius (France) similar to modern umbrella. Pre-1835 Carey invented collapsible metal frame. (Later improvement by Deacon and J G Hancock, of Birmingham). 1850 alapaca first used for umbrellas.
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