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Screw Box - Robert Marples, Sheffield, circa 1900-1940 Reg. No: SH 912762
- 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.
- 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.
|Dimensions:||6.50 cm (Height), 7.00 cm (Width), 29.00 cm (Length)|
|Tagged with:||german communities, german immigration, tools, woodturning industry|
|Themes this item is part of:||Bruhn Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection|
|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|