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Ruler - Swordfish Brand, Metal, circa 1970-1990 Object Reg. No: SH 912130

Summary:
Alternative Name(s): Rule

Metal ruler made in China by the Swordfish Brand, circa 1970 - 1990. It was found in 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.
Description:
A ruler made of thin metal, rounded at one end, straight at the other. At the rounded end there is a small hole. It has inches on one side and centimetres on the other.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 1.90 cm (Height), 0.10 cm (Width), 16.90 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: Stainless Made in China Sword Fish Brand.
Manufacturer: Swordfish Brand, China, circa 1970s-1990s
User: Mr Sophus Bruhn - Adolph Bruhn & Son, South Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1970s-1980s

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