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Plate Stand - Adolph Bruhn & Son, Wooden, circa 1900-1980 Object Reg. No: SH 912345

Summary:
Plate Stand made by Adolph Bruhn & Son, circa 1900-1980. It was found on top of the band saw in Area D2 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:
Pair of identical wooden brackets painted black and held together along one edge by two metal hinges. The hinges allow the brackets to open and close. The form of the bracket consists of two arms situated at right angles to one another giving an overall triangular appearance.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 1.80 cm (Height), 25.50 cm (Width), 30.00 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: trades, german communities, german immigration, woodturning industry, woodworking
Themes this item is part of: Bruhn Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection
Primary Classification: TRADES
Secondary Classification: Woodturning
Tertiary Classification: fasteners
Maker: Adolph Bruhn & Son, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1990-1980
Maker (Possible): Mr Adolph Bruhn - Adolph Bruhn & Son, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1900 - 1919
Maker (Possible): Sophus Bruhn - Adolph Bruhn & Son, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1919-1959
Maker (Possible): Mr Sophus Bruhn - Adolph Bruhn & Son, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1959-1970
Maker (Possible): Mr Sophus Bruhn - Adolph Bruhn & Son, South Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1970-1990

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