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Hand Rest - circa 1900 Object Reg. No: SH 912618

Summary:
Hand rest, used to support the cutting tool as it cut the timber on the lathe. Circa 1900.

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.
Description:
Round, solid metal pole welded on slight angle to thin rectangular metal length, curving to edge at top.

Found in Area B1 of workshop, resting near the lathe.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 3.00 cm (Height), 19.00 cm (Width), 71.50 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: german communities, german immigration, tools, woodturning industry
Themes this item is part of: Bruhn Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection
Primary Classification: TRADES
Secondary Classification: Woodturning
Tertiary Classification: tool accessories
User: Adolph Bruhn & Son, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1900-1970
User: Adolph Bruhn & Son, South Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1970-1990

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