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Rubber Stamp - Commissioner for Taking Affidavits, circa 1930 - 1970 Reg. No: SH 912165
- Commissioner for Taking Affidavits rubber stamp, circa 1930 - 1970, taken from Area C 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.
- Hand-held stamp. Stem top is round with a flat surface and tapers in near the base, then flares slightly where it is attached to the wedge at the bottom upon which rubber letters are affixed.
|Dimensions:||2.50 cm (Height), 6.30 cm (Width), 6.50 cm (Length)|
|Tagged with:||trades, german communities, german immigration, woodturning industry|
|Themes this item is part of:||Bruhn Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection|
|Tertiary Classification:||office equipment|
|Inscriptions:||Rubber letter outstanding and imprinted in reverse on bottom of wedge: COMMISSIONER FOR TAKING DECLARATIONS AND AFFIDAVITS UNDER EVIDENCE ACT 1928.|
|User:||Sophus Bruhn - Adolph Bruhn & Son, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1930-1959|
|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|