Borer 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.
|Dimensions:||3.80 cm (Height), 27.50 cm (Width), 92.00 cm (Length)|
|Tagged with:||german communities, german immigration, trades, woodturning industry, woodworking|
|Themes this item is part of:||Bruhn Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection|
|Tertiary Classification:||hand tools|
|User:||Adolph Bruhn & Son, South Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1970-1990|