The Sangster family were umbrella makers and lived at the "Paragon" in Streatham Hill. Samuel founded the company in 1777 and as early as 1786 was trading from Fleet Street. His sons William and John took over the business from their father.
The brothers called one their umbrellas 'The Paragon"
The company supplied umbrellas to the Royal Family and operated from 4 West End locations
Paragon advertisement in C. Dickens, Bleak House, 1852 and William Sangster's admission as Freedom of the City of London