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Nails - Sidney Cooke, Flat Head, Boxed, circa 1950s-1980s Object Reg. No: SH 912548

Summary:
Box of flat head nails made by Sidney Cooke Limited, circa 1950s-1980s. They were 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.
Description:
Box of Sidney Cooke brand nails. Cardboard box with black and white lettering on a green, white and black back- ground. Nails are each 25 centimetres in length with a round shank and a flat head.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 5.30 cm (Height), 2.50 cm (Width), 4.00 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: trades, german communities, german immigration, woodturning industry, woodworking, multipurpose tools, tools
Themes this item is part of: Bruhn Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection
Primary Classification: TRADES
Secondary Classification: Woodturning
Tertiary Classification: fasteners
Inscriptions: Printed on box: WIRE BRADS/1 18/STEEL SC 2 0ZS./NET/MADE IN AUSTRALIA BY/SIDNEY/COOKE/LIMITED.
Manufacturer: Sidney Cooke, Australia, circa 1950s - 1980s
User (Possible): Sophus Bruhn - Adolph Bruhn & Son, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1950s
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

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