Jumper - Lancia, Brown Wool, circa 1975-1985 Object Reg. No: SH 912374

Brown nylon jumper made by Lancia, circa 1975 - 1985. Taken from Area D1 at Adolph Bruhn & Son's Wood Turners Shop, Coventry Street, South Melbourne. It was worn under a pair of overalls by Sophus Bruhn in the later years of his life, circa 1975-1990. 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.
Brown nylon v-necked top with long sleeves. Light brown thin band and white/cream thin band immediately below around torso and arms towards top. White/cream large band and light brown large band immediately below around torso towards bottom.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 64.00 cm (Height), 156.00 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, Clothing & Textiles Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection
Primary Classification: TRADES
Secondary Classification: Woodturning
Tertiary Classification: protective clothing
Inscriptions: Trademark tag: LANCIA. Printed internal Tag: HAND WASH/WARM/DO NOT RUB/DO NOT WRING DRY FLAT.
Manufacturer: Lancia, Australia, circa 1975-1985
User: Mr Sophus Bruhn - Adolph Bruhn & Son, South Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1975-1990

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