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Screw Box - Robert Marples, Sheffield, circa 1900-1940 Object Reg. No: SH 912762

Summary:
Screw box for cutting wooden threads. Made by Robert Marples Hermitage Works, Sheffield, circa 1900-1940.

Used in the woodturning business of Adolph Bruhn & Son, South Melbourne, 1970-1990, and previously in Little Collins Street, Melbourne. 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:
Rectangular block with a handle at either end. Through the centre there is a hole containing a cutting blade which is held in place by the top third of the rectangle which is actually a separate piece screwed on. The walls of the hole are cut in a spiral. There is a turn screw at the bottom.

Found in Area E3 of workshop.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 6.50 cm (Height), 7.00 cm (Width), 29.00 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: german communities, german immigration, tools, woodturning industry
Themes this item is part of: Bruhn Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection
Primary Classification: TRADES
Secondary Classification: Woodturning
Tertiary Classification: hand tools
Inscriptions: Stamped side panel of block "ROBERT [Illegible.] / [Illegible.] WORKS / SHEFFIELD". [presumably Robert Marples Hermitage Works]
Manufacturer: Robert Marples Hermitage Works, Birmingham, England, Great Britain, circa 1900-1940
User: Adolph Bruhn & Son, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1920-1970
User: Adolph Bruhn & Son, South Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1970-1990

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