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Dust Mask Filter - Nu Plac Safety Pty.Ltd., circa 1980-1990 Object Reg. No: SH 912697

Summary:
Alternative Name(s): Dust Respirator Refill; Dust Mask Refill

Dust mask filter manufactured by Nu Plac Safety Pty.Ltd., circa 1980 - 1990. It was found in Area C at Adolph Bruhn & Son's Wood Turners Shop, 283 Coventry Street, South Melbourne. The business was established by Adolph Bruhn circa 1893 in Little Collins Street, Melbourne. Upon his death in 1919 it was then operated by Adolph's son Sophus Christopher Bruhn. Upon Sophus's death in 1959 his son Sophus Walter Bruhn took over the business. In 1970 Sophus reduced the scale of the business and relocated to South Melbourne. The business closed upon Sophus's death in January 1990.

Adolph Bruhn migrated to Australia from Germany in 1884, at the age of 29. He arrived in Adelaide where he lived for 10 months before moving to Victoria, where he settled, established his business, married and had five children.
Description:
Circular filter encased in red plastic through concentric circles and intersecting lines at each side; white woven cloth is visible. A clear label is adhered to side, printed in white.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 3.00 cm (Height), 7.00 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: trades, german communities, german immigration, woodturning industry
Themes this item is part of: Bruhn Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection, Clothing & Textiles Collection
Primary Classification: TRADES
Secondary Classification: Woodturning
Tertiary Classification: protective clothing
Inscriptions: Printed label on side: NU PLAC/[Illegible.] No. R-112/ (3012)/ANTI-DUST/CARTRIDGE FILTER/FOR DUST RESPIRATORS/ PROTECTS AGAINST DUSTS, MISTS, METALLIC FUMES AND SMOKES/NU PLAC SAFETY PTY. LIMITED AUST.
Manufacturer: Nu Plac Safety Pty. Ltd., Australia, 1980-1990
Place & Date Used: Adolph Bruhn & Son, South Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1980-1990
User: Mr Sophus Bruhn - Adolph Bruhn & Son, South Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1980-1990

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