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Ruler - Sybren, Folding, circa 1890s-1950s Object Reg. No: SH 912305

Alternative Name(s): Ruler; Rule

Folding ruler made by Sybren circa 1890s-1950s. It was found in Area B1 at 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.
Three-foot folding boxwood ruler with brass fittings. The ruler is in the four-fold style with imperial measurements. It has been broken at mid-fold.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 24.00 cm (Height), 0.80 cm (Width), 3.20 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: trades, german communities, german immigration, woodturning industry, tools
Themes this item is part of: Bruhn Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection
Primary Classification: TRADES
Secondary Classification: Woodturning
Tertiary Classification: measuring tools
Inscriptions: Printed one side: 3 FT. WARRANTED/BOXWOOD SYBREN MADE IN/ HOLLAND NO.800374.
Manufacturer: Sybren, Netherlands, circa 1890s-1950s
User (Possible): Mr Adolph Bruhn - Adolph Bruhn & Son, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1893 - 1919
User (Possible): Sophus Bruhn - Adolph Bruhn & Son, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1919 - 1959
User : Mr Sophus Bruhn - Adolph Bruhn & Son, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1959-1970
User: Mr Sophus Bruhn - Adolph Bruhn & Son, South Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1970 - 1990

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