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Screw Box - Woodworking Object Reg. No: SH 912764

Summary:
Made: W. Marples and Sons, circa 1900 - 1940
Used: South Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1900 - 1990
Area E3.
Adolph Bruhn's woodturning business opened in Little Collins Street, Melbourne, in 1893. In 1970, Adolph's grandson, Sophus, relocated the business on a reduced scale to 283 Coventry Street, South Melbourne. The shop closed upon Sophus's death in January 1990.
Description:
Rectangular block of two pieces of wood, one being screwed on top of the other. There is a hole that runs from top to bottom. Within this hole there is a cutter - a blade held in place by the pieces screwed together. The inside wall of the whole is cut in spirals. There is a turn screw on the bottom.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 4.50 cm (Height), 5.00 cm (Width), 11.00 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: fasteners
Inscriptions: Stamped bottom panel: W. MARPLES/SONS/SHEFFIELD.
Manufacturer: W. Marples & Sons, Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, Great Britain, 1900-1940
Place & Date Used: South Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1900-1990

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