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Woodturning Design - Adolph Bruhn & Son, Key Shape, circa 1970-1990 Object Reg. No: SH 912066

Summary:
Alternative Name(s): Woodturning Pattern; Templet; Template; Stencil

Woodturning template created by Adolph Bruhn & Son, circa 1970 - 1990. It was 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.
Description:
Template in shape of giant key. The teeth of the key form the numbers '21'. The handle of the key has two interlocking loops cut out.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 6.00 cm (Height), 9.80 cm (Width), 49.60 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: german communities, german immigration, woodturning industry, handcrafts, wooden patterns
Themes this item is part of: Bruhn Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection
Primary Classification: TRADES
Secondary Classification: Woodturning
Tertiary Classification: patterns
Maker: Adolph Bruhn & Son, South Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1970 - 1990
Maker: Mr Sophus Bruhn - Adolph Bruhn & Son, South Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1970 - 1990

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