Hacksaw Handle - Wood & Metal, circa 1950-1990 Object Reg. No: SH 912128

Summary:
Hacksaw Handle circa 1950 - 1990. It was found in Area C 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:
Hacksaw handle made up of a wooden handle, which holds, stretching out in front of it, a long metal strip which curves down at one end at a right angle and ends in a loop through which a screw has been placed. The long metal strip can be shortened or lengthened. The other end also ends in a right angle with a flattened screw through it.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 44.50 cm (Height), 2.00 cm (Width), 10.70 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: german communities, german immigration, woodturning industry, handcrafts, tools
Themes this item is part of: Bruhn Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection
Primary Classification: TRADES
Secondary Classification: Woodturning
Tertiary Classification: measuring tools
Inscriptions: Rustproof / Made in USA
Place Manufactured: United States of America
User (Possible): Sophus Bruhn - Adolph Bruhn & Son, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1950s
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

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