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Screw Box - Host Marples Hermitage Works, circa 1920s-1950s Reg. No: SH 912210
- Alternative Name(s): Thread Cutter
Woodworking Screw Box made by Host Marples Hermitage Works, circa 1920s-1950s. It was found 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.
- Wooden screw box or thread cutter used to cut external threads in wood. Wooden box shape with turned handles, made in two parts held together by three screws. A metal cutter is mounted between the two parts. The wooden dowel to be threaded is held in a vice; the box is engaged on its end and turned clockwise by hand until it begins to cut.
|Dimensions:||5.50 cm (Height), 5.20 cm (Width), 24.00 cm (Length)|
|Tagged with:||german communities, german immigration, woodturning industry, tools|
|Themes this item is part of:||Bruhn Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection|
|Inscriptions:||Stamped on side: Host Marples Hermitage Works, Sheffield/Hermit.|
|Manufacturer:||Host Marples Hermitage Works, Sheffield, England, Great Britain, circa 1920s-1950s|
|User (Probable):||Sophus Bruhn - Adolph Bruhn & Son, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1919-1959|
|User (Probable):||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, A. & Day, D., "Tools and How to Use Them: An Illustrated Encyclopedia", New York, 1979, p.269.|