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Woodturning Sample - Adolph Bruhn & Son, circa 1970-1990 Object Reg. No: SH 912650

Summary:
Woodturning sample, table leg, made by Adolph Bruhn & Son, South Melbourne, circa 1970-1990.

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:
Piece standing on square base which then extends up, maintaining the four sides of the base with some turned curves in between. On main body there are vertical grooves. Piece tapers in slightly. At the top there is a cylindrical projection.

Found in Area A of workshop.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 37.50 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
Inscriptions: Inscribed on panel of base: Mr Marriot/513008/- 2 legs/16" 2" sq/high.
Maker: Adolph Bruhn & Son, South Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1970-1990
Place Made: South Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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