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Calipers - Metal, circa 1870 - 1960 Reg. No: SH 912083
- Metal calipers, circa 1870 - 1960, taken from Area A 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.
- Pair of large, heavy iron calipers with legs that are set wide apart. They are extremely bowed and rounded and do not meet when closed. A metal arc threads through one of the legs near the head. Presumably used as a measuring device.
|Dimensions:||4.00 cm (Height), 50.00 cm (Width), 50.50 cm (Length)|
|Tagged with:||trades, german communities, german immigration, woodturning industry, multipurpose tools, tools|
|Themes this item is part of:||Bruhn Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection|
|Tertiary Classification:||measuring tools|
|User (Possible):||Mr Adolph Bruhn - Adolph Bruhn & Son, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1893 - 1919|
|User (Probable):||Sophus Bruhn - Adolph Bruhn & Son, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1919-1959|
|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|