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Woodturning Sample - Adolph Bruhn & Son, circa 1980-1990 Object Reg. No: SH 912569

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:
Furniture leg made from hazlenut-coloured wood which has a pronounced grain. Body of leg is simple in form consisting of two very gentle, undulating grooves separating three convex forms. The leg base is cylindrical and contains two narrow grooves.

Found in Area A of workshop.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 49.10 cm (Height), 7.10 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
Place Made: South Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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