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Borer Object Reg. No: SH 912126

Hand borer, 92 cm long.

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.
Blackened steel borer, the base of which forms a sharpened semi-circular gouge for boring holes in furniture legs. The tool can be used manually or fitted to a lathe and operated by machine. At the shank end of the tool is a cylinder through which a wooden handle has been fitted.

Found in Area B1.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 3.80 cm (Height), 27.50 cm (Width), 92.00 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: german communities, german immigration, trades, woodturning industry, woodworking
Themes this item is part of: Bruhn Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection
Primary Classification: TRADES
Secondary Classification: Woodturning
Tertiary Classification: hand tools
User: Adolph Bruhn & Son, South Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1970-1990

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