Square - J.G.S. Greenfield, Dressmakers, circa 1965-1973 Object Reg. No: SH 912368

Dressmakers Square made by J.G.S. Greenfield, circa 1965-1973. It was found in Area F 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.
Flat wooden longer length joined at 90 degree angle to smaller flat wooden piece. Printed inch measure on both sides (24" on longer length; 12" on shorter length). Triangular metal overlay at angled join, with metal protective over- lays at both ends.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 0.50 cm (Height), 30.50 cm (Width), 61.00 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: german communities, german immigration, woodturning industry, handcrafts, multipurpose tools, tools, needlework equipment
Themes this item is part of: Bruhn Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection
Primary Classification: TRADES
Secondary Classification: Woodturning
Tertiary Classification: hand tools
Inscriptions: Printed end of longer length: FULL SCALE/ DRESSMAKER'S SQUARE FULL SCALE/FULL SCALE
Manufacturer: J.G.S. Greenfield, circa 1965-1973
User: Mr Sophus Bruhn - Adolph Bruhn & Son, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1960s
User: Mr Sophus Bruhn - Adolph Bruhn & Son, South Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1970s-1980s

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