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Woodturning Sample - Adolph Bruhn & Son, circa 1980-1990 Object Reg. No: SH 912267

Summary:
Woodturning sample, possibly a banister post, 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:
Furniture leg made of pale pink/gold-coloured wood. Leg is long, slim and simple in form with a cylindrical appearance. Both ends are grooved as is a central segment. The base and top are flat and there is a short cylindrical piece of wood projecting from the centre of the top.

Found in Area B2 of workshop.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 125.50 cm (Height), 6.50 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, 1980-1990

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