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Screw Box - Edward Preston & Sons, Birmingham, circa 1900-1940 Object Reg. No: SH 912766

Screw box for cutting wooden threads. Made by Edward Preston & Sons, Birmingham, 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 of two pieces of wood, one screwed on top. There is a hole through the block from top to bottom. Within this hole is a blade - a cutter held in place between the two pieces screwed together. The inside wall of the hole has a spiral shape cut into it. There is a turn screw at the bottom.

Found in Area E3 of workshop.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 4.50 cm (Height), 4.50 cm (Width), 11.50 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
Inscriptions: Stamped end panel: E.PRESTON & SONS/TRADE MARK/3/4.
Manufacturer: Edward Preston & Sons, 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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