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

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.
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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