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Jointer Plane - circa 1890-1920 Object Reg. No: SH 912378

Jointer plane or long plane, used to square long edges of timber usually for jointing. Made circa 1890-1920.

Used in the woodturning business of Adolph Bruhn & Son, South Melbourne, 1970-1990, and previously in Little Collins Street, Melbourne, 1897-1970. 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.
Wooden rectangular block with v-shaped cut out at top in which is screwed protruding steel blade which reaches through to bottom with protrud- ing wooden cover laying flat against blade. Closed handle is at top. Top of plane lacquered whilst sides and bottom are raw wood.

Found in Area E of workshop.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 15.00 cm (Height), 8.50 cm (Width), 55.50 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: german communities, german immigration, multipurpose tools, tools, woodturning industry
Themes this item is part of: Bruhn Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection
Primary Classification: TRADES
Secondary Classification: Woodturning
Tertiary Classification: hand tools
Inscriptions: Some pencil marks on one side.
User: Adolph Bruhn & Son, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1900-1970
User: Adolph Bruhn & Son, South Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1970-1990
References: Jackson, Albert and Day, David, "Tools and How to Use Them...", p135.

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