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Wooden Bird - Adolph Bruhn & Son, circa 1970-1990 Object Reg. No: SH 912295

Summary:
Wooden bird toy, made by Adolph Bruhn & Son, South Melbourne, circa 1970-1990.

The woodturning business of Adolph Bruhn & Son operated in South Melbourne, 1970-1990, and previously in Little Collins Street, Melbourne, circa 1897-1970. 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.
Description:
Lightweight, dark brown wooden bird. Bird is thin with eye on either side represented by small grooved circle; long very thin round beak which has been broken off. Body is smooth; tail points downwards; four layers of feathers; one thin broken leg.

Found in Area A of workshop.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 2.50 cm (Height), 10.00 cm (Width), 10.50 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: german communities, german immigration, handcrafts, trades, woodturning industry, woodworking
Themes this item is part of: Bruhn Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection
Primary Classification: GAMES & TOYS
Secondary Classification: Animal Toys
Tertiary Classification: wooden
Maker: Adolph Bruhn & Son, South Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1970-1990

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