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Telephone Index - Diecasters Ltd, circa 1970-1990 Object Reg. No: SH 912132

Alternative Name(s): Teledex

Telephone Index made by Diecasters Limited, circa 1970 - 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.
A pop-up telephone index made of dark brown plastic with white lettering and attachments. Rectangular in shape, slightly wider and coming down to a point at one end.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 19.30 cm (Height), 10.90 cm (Width), 1.90 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: trades, working life, german communities, german immigration, woodturning industry
Themes this item is part of: Bruhn Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection
Primary Classification: TRADES
Secondary Classification: Woodturning
Tertiary Classification: office equipment
Inscriptions: Inscribed, white ink: INDEX T53-9/A--B/B--B/C--C/D--D/... (continues through alphabet in similar manner to Z)/MEMOS - MEMOS/SOS--SOS/ TELEDEX/MODEL T53-9/A PRODUCT/OF/DIECASTERS/LIMITED/MELBOURNE.
Manufacturer: Diecasters Limited, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1970-1990
User: Mr Sophus Bruhn - Adolph Bruhn & Son, South Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1970-1990

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