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Mallet - Adolph Bruhn & Son, Wooden, circa 1900-1970 Object Reg. No: SH 912006

Summary:
Alternative Name(s): Hammer

Wooden Mallet made by Adolph Bruhn & Son, circa 1900-1970. 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:
Heavy headed wooden mallet. Mallet head is a chestnut colour whilst the handle is a deep golden colour. Handle attached to head via hole that perforates the centre of the head. Glue/resin used to stick handle in mallet head.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 32.00 cm (Height), 4.80 cm (Width), 14.50 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: trades, german communities, german immigration, woodturning industry, handcrafts
Themes this item is part of: Bruhn Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection
Primary Classification: TRADES
Secondary Classification: Woodturning
Tertiary Classification: hand tools
Inscriptions: Circular imprint on one end of mallet head and on the base of the mallet handle.
Maker (Possible): Mr Adolph Bruhn - Adolph Bruhn & Son, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1893 - 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
User: Mr Sophus Bruhn - Adolph Bruhn & Son, South Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1970-1990

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