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Woodturning Sample - Adolph Bruhn & Son, circa 1970-1990 Object Reg. No: SH 912649

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 stands on a square base from which four cylindrical pieces protrude horiz- ontally having been glued into holes in base. Piece then extends up into a turned piece of four sides. Main body is marked by vertical grooves. Piece gradually tapers in. At the top is a cylindrical projection.

Found in Area A of workshop.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 48.50 cm (Height), 5.50 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
Place Made: South Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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