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Door Knob - Adolph Bruhn & Son, Wooden, Varnished, circa 1970-1990 Reg. No: SH 912502
- Wooden door knob created by Adolph Bruhn & Son, circa 1970 - 1990. It was found in a pile of woodturned objects in Area B2 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.
- Door knob is very small and is made from varnished, walnut-coloured wood with unusual parallel striations on the surface. Body of knob is shaped like a spinning top and the base is a small two-tiered circular-shaped form. Base and body are separate pieces of wood and are not perfectly joined.
|Dimensions:||4.81 cm (Height), 11.60 cm (Length)|
|Tagged with:||trades, german communities, german immigration, woodturning industry, handcrafts, woodworking|
|Themes this item is part of:||Bruhn Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection|
|Inscriptions:||Inscribed base: 40f.|
|Maker:||Adolph Bruhn & Son, South Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1970 - 1990|
|Maker:||Mr Sophus Bruhn - Adolph Bruhn & Son, South Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1970 - 1990|