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Hand Rest - circa 1900 Reg. No: SH 912619
- 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 in workshop, resting near lathe.
|Dimensions:||2.00 cm (Height), 17.00 cm (Width), 94.00 cm (Length)|
|Tagged with:||german communities, german immigration, tools, woodturning industry|
|Themes this item is part of:||Bruhn Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection|
|Tertiary Classification:||tool accessories|
|Inscriptions:||Inscribed on length one side to right of handle, "[Illegible.]".|
|User:||Adolph Bruhn & Son, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1900-1970|
|User:||Adolph Bruhn & Son, South Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1970-1990|