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Carpenters Bench - Wooden, circa 1930-1960 Object Reg. No: SH 912891

Summary:
Wooden carpenters bench, circa 1930-1960. It was taken from Adolph Bruhn & Son's Wood Turners Shop, 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.
Description:
Carpenters bench with a long wooden top, two vertical legs and a brace across the middle. There is space for two drawers under the bench and a vice at one end which can be adjusted by turning a metal handle.
Discipline: History

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Tagged with: working life, german communities, german immigration
Themes this item is part of: Bruhn Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection
Primary Classification: TRADES
Secondary Classification: Woodturning
Tertiary Classification: workshop fittings
User: Adolph Bruhn & Son, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1930-1970
User: Adolph Bruhn & Son, South Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1970-1990

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