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Saw Blades - Band Saw, circa 1970-1975 Object Reg. No: SH 912092

Band Saw blades made circa 1970-1975. They were hanging from a hook on the wall in 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.
Blades are circular and taper slightly from wider to narrower thickness. Saw teeth are close together and slant on an angle. Blades are held together by a piece of wire with cardboard tag attached. The tag has pen and pencil writing on both sides.
Discipline: History
Dimension Comment: (.1) 0.9 h x 80.5 diam. (.2) 1.2 h x 80.5 diam. (Blades) (.3) 10 x 4.7 (Tag)

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Tagged with: trades, german communities, german immigration, woodturning industry, furniture, woodworking
Themes this item is part of: Bruhn Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection
Primary Classification: TRADES
Secondary Classification: Woodturning
Tertiary Classification: machine tools
Inscriptions: Inscribed tag front, black ink "Date"; blue ink "14.4.75"; black ink "Customer's / Name"; blue ink "COMMERCIAL" / pencil "STATIONS" / black ink "Order No / No 5190"; inscribed back, blue ink"B SAW / I-B / SAW W " [last two letters illegible] / pencil "SIZE & SHARPEN / IB / SAW / SIZE & SHARPEN".
Date Manufactured: circa 1970-1975
User: Adolph Bruhn & Son, South Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1970 - 1990
User: Mr Sophus Bruhn - Adolph Bruhn & Son, South Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1970 - 1990

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