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Woodturning Sample - Adolph Bruhn & Son, circa 1980-1990 Object Reg. No: SH 912578

Summary:
Woodturning sample, 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 furniture leg made of pale gold-coloured wood. Base section of leg has two wide grooves separating three circular raised segments; body is smooth and rounded with a central groove; upper section has one groove with two disc-shaped forms above this; bottom end is flat; top end is flat with a short raised cylin- drical segment projecting from the centre.

Found in Area A of workshop.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 110.80 cm (Height), 30.00 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, 1980-1990

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