Overalls - Yakka, Khaki, circa 1978-1985 Object Reg. No: SH 912373

Alternative Name(s): Coveralls

Khaki cotton overalls made by Yakka, circa 1978 - 1985. Taken from Area D1 at Adolph Bruhn & Son's Wood Turners Shop, Coventry Street, South Melbourne. They were worn by Sophus Bruhn in the later years of his life, circa 1978-1990. Sophus Bruhn had a woodturning business at 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.
Green-brown cotton clothing with full leg and arm covering and press studded along front opening. Two main pockets on top front and one main pocket on either hip.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 140.00 cm (Height), 152.20 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: trades, working life, german communities, german immigration, woodturning industry, handcrafts, men s clothing, family businesses
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 tag: YAKKA/MADE IN AUSTRALIA/Hard Yakka/Coveralls/Union Made/ALL COTTON SANFORIZED. Printed black middle tag: Size/6/to fit....
Manufacturer: Yakka, Victoria, Australia, circa 1978-1985
User: Mr Sophus Bruhn - Adolph Bruhn & Son, South Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1978-1990

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