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The Umbrella Man

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Posted by Janice M on Saturday, April 15th 2023:

Does anyone remember the "Umbrella Man" who worked the neighborhoods in the Williamsbridge section in the 60s? He had a hand cart that he pushed through the streets, ringing a bell located on the side of the cart. He fixed umbrellas, sharpened garden tools, fixed manual lawn mowers and sharpened their blades, and I think even fixed sewing machines. You could hear that bell several blocks away and would run to get any items that needed fixing.

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