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Brace Object Reg. No: SH 912060


Used in the woodturning business of Adolph Bruhn & Son, South Melbourne, 1970-1990, and previously in Little Collins Street, Melbourne. The business made a wide range of wooden products, including tables and architectural mouldings, and undertook specialist turning tasks. Part of a collection of nearly 900 items, including a lathe, cutting tools, hand tools, products, workshop fittings, office equipment, portraits, and an accounts ledger.
Tool appears to be used to bore/drill holes. Metal frame is shaped like an 'E' but without middle horizontal bar. The top horizontal bar extends up at u.r. and topping this is mushroom-shaped grip. Along 'E' vertical is a wooden grip. At end of bottom horizontal bar of 'E' there is a curve down at l.r. which ends in a holder, probably for drill bits.

Found in Area A of workshop.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 7.30 cm (Height), 17.50 cm (Width), 33.00 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: german communities, german immigration, trades, woodturning industry, woodworking
Themes this item is part of: Bruhn Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection
Primary Classification: TRADES
Secondary Classification: Woodturning
Tertiary Classification: hand tools
User: Adolph Bruhn & Son, South Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1970-1990

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