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

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.
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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