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Woodturning Sample - Adolph Bruhn & Son, circa 1980-1990 Object Reg. No: SH 912360

Summary:
Woodturning sample, possibly a banister post or table leg, made by Adolph Bruhn & Son, South Melbourne, circa 1980-1990.

The woodturning business of Adolph Bruhn & Son operated in South Melbourne, 1970-1990, and previously in Little Collins Street, Melbourne, circa 1897-1970. The business made a wide range of wooden products, including tables and architectural mouldings, and undertook specialist turning tasks. Part of a collection of nearly 900 items, including a lathe, cutting tools, hand tools, products, workshop fittings, office equipment, portraits, and an accounts ledger.
Description:
Long, slender, rounded furniture leg made from two separate sections of wood that do not fit together very well in centre of the leg. The leg has grooved sections at intervals along body, cylindrical ends, and is made from gold- coloured wood.

Found in Area B2 of workshop.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 100.40 cm (Height), 6.00 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: furniture, german communities, german immigration, handcrafts, woodturning industry, working life
Themes this item is part of: Bruhn Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection
Primary Classification: TRADES
Secondary Classification: Woodturning
Tertiary Classification: products
Maker: Adolph Bruhn & Son, South Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1970-1990

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