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Chess Piece - Adolph Bruhn & Son, Wooden, Black Rook, circa 1970-1990 Reg. No: SH 912026
- Wooden Black Rook/Castle Chess piece 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.
- Chess piece made from one solid piece of fawn coloured wood, and shaped like a pillar which is slightly thinner on the top than the bottom. A wooden protrusion is present in the centre of item's base. Shape suggests piece represents the castle.
|Dimensions:||7.60 cm (Height), 3.20 cm (Length)|
|Tagged with:||trades, german communities, german immigration, woodturning industry, handcrafts, woodworking|
|Themes this item is part of:||Bruhn Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection|
|Primary Classification:||GAMES & TOYS|
|Secondary Classification:||Board Games|
|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|