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Box - Polycell Products Pty. Ltd, Polyfilla, circa 1970-1990 Object Reg. No: SH 912808

Summary:
Box of Polyfilla manufactured by Polycell Products Pty. Ltd., circa 1970-1990. It was found on a shelf of the carpenter's bench in Area E3 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:
500 gram cardboard box of polyfilla, with red and black lettering on a white, yellow and red background. The packet is lined with brown paper and is two- thirds full (packet has been opened). On the back of the packet is the manufacturer's name and address and directions for use.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 9.20 cm (Height), 15.00 cm (Width), 4.40 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: german communities, german immigration, woodturning industry
Themes this item is part of: Bruhn Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection
Primary Classification: TRADES
Secondary Classification: Woodturning
Tertiary Classification: fasteners
Inscriptions: Printed box front: INTERIOR/POLYFILLA/FOR PATCHING PLASTER, WOOD AND BRICK/CONTAINS/CELLULOSE/500g NET/STORE IN DRY PLACE/EXCELLENT POSITIVE ADHESION/TAKES NAILS AND SCREWS/WITHOUT BREAKING AWAY/DOES NOT SHRINK/500g NET.
Manufacturer: Polycell Products Pty. Ltd., Footscray, Victoria, Australia, circa 1970-1990
Place & Date Used: Adolph Bruhn & Son, South Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1970-1990

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