The umbrella came to America from India as early as 1772. The first umbrella factory was established in Baltimore, Maryland in 1828.
The umbrella factory is not to be confused with the Umbrella Corporation–a company from the Resident Evil series founded in 1968 by Lord Oswell E. Spencer, Sir Edward Ashford, and Dr. James Marcus. The Umbrella Corporation is notorious for unleashing variations of the Progenitor virus, which is the basis for the different types of zombies in the RE franchise.
So, yeah…a slight difference there.
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