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Mallet - Wooden, circa 1934 - 1990 Reg. No: SH 912005
- Wooden Mallet circa 1934-1990, 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.
- Lacquered wooden hammer, round handle wider at end, thin near head. Three thin grooves around end of handle, two rings near head. Head symmetrical, either side of centre part, same width as ends; ring either side of centre part. Light and dark coloured wood.
|Dimensions:||22.10 cm (Height), 4.40 cm (Width), 8.60 cm (Length)|
|Tagged with:||trades, german communities, german immigration, woodturning industry, handcrafts|
|Themes this item is part of:||Bruhn Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection|
|Tertiary Classification:||hand tools|
|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|