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Screw Box - G. Buck, Woodworking, circa 1890s-1960s Object Reg. No: SH 912282

Woodworking Screw Box made by G. Buck, circa 1890s-1960s. It was found on a carpenter's bench in Area E3 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.
Polished wooden box of two sections bolted together, with turned handles either end, and small rectangular, angled cut-outs either side, where blades (or thread cutters) are lodged. Internal threaded hole. Circular wooden screw with smooth circular handling area.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 19.00 cm (Height), 11.20 cm (Width), 48.50 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: german communities, german immigration, woodturning industry, tools
Themes this item is part of: Bruhn Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection
Primary Classification: TRADES
Secondary Classification: Woodturning
Tertiary Classification: fasteners
Inscriptions: Incised side handle: BUCK/242/TOTTENHAM CTR. [monogram for Tottenham Court Road].
Manufacturer: G. Buck, London, England, Great Britain, circa 1890s-1960s
User (Possible): Mr Adolph Bruhn - Adolph Bruhn & Son, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1893 - 1919
User (Probable): Sophus Bruhn - Adolph Bruhn & Son, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1919-1959
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
References: Jackson, Albert and Day,David, "Tools and how to use them...", p269.

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