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Parting Tool - Ultra, Wood & Metal, circa 1870 Object Reg. No: SH 912000

Parting Tool made by Ultra, circa 1870. 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.
Tool with long wooden handle, rounded in shape. Brass ferrule holds short blade of grey metal at one end, which has been sharpened on one side and ends in a severe point. The handle is quite worn and tarnished with black marks.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 30.60 cm (Height), 3.50 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: working life, german communities, german immigration, woodturning industry, workshop tools, multipurpose tools, tools, workshop equipment
Themes this item is part of: Bruhn Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection
Primary Classification: TRADES
Secondary Classification: Woodturning
Tertiary Classification: tool accessories
Inscriptions: Etched on blade: [UL]TRA.
Manufacturer: Ultra, circa 1870
User: Mr Adolph Bruhn - Adolph Bruhn & Son, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1893 - 1919
User: 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
References: The Practical Woodworker: Carpentry and Home Maintenance, McDonald and Co., London, 1989

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