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Screw Box & Tap - Robert Marples, Sheffield, circa 1900-1940 Reg. No: SH 912768
- Screw box and tap 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 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. Strapped to the screw box with a rubber band is a tap. Screwed into the hole is a wooden dowel.
Found in Area E3 of wworkshop.
|Dimensions:||10.00 cm (Height), 4.50 cm (Width), 9.00 cm (Length)|
|Tagged with:||german communities, german immigration, trades, woodturning industry, woodworking|
|Themes this item is part of:||Bruhn Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection|
|Inscriptions:||Stamped screw box base: MARPLES & SONS/HIBERNIA.|
|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|