Packet of Screws - Spurway Cooke, circa 1970-1990 Object Reg. No: SH 912790

Packet of screws manufactured by Spurway Cooke, circa 1970-1990. They were found on shelf of the carpenter's bench in Area E3 at Adolph Bruhn & Son's Wood Turners Shop, 283 Coventry Street, South Melbourne. The business was established by Adolph Bruhn circa 1893 in Little Collins Street, Melbourne. Upon his death in 1919 it was then operated by Adolph's son Sophus Christopher Bruhn. Upon Sophus's death in 1959 his son Sophus Walter Bruhn took over the business. In 1970 Sophus reduced the scale of the business and relocated to South Melbourne. The business closed upon Sophus's death in January 1990.

Adolph Bruhn migrated to Australia from Germany in 1884, at the age of 29. He arrived in Adelaide where he lived for 10 months before moving to Victoria, where he settled, established his business, married and had five children.
Packet containing four zinc plated 10mm x 50mm straight head countersunk wood screws. The packet consists of a hard plastic container with a green cardboard backing. Relevant information on the backing includes the manufacturer's name and address and a drill size guide.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 11.00 cm (Height), 1.20 cm (Width), 7.80 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: german communities, german immigration, woodturning industry
Themes this item is part of: Bruhn Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection
Primary Classification: TRADES
Secondary Classification: Woodturning
Tertiary Classification: fasteners
Inscriptions: Printed on cardboard backing: SPURWAY/COOKE/SIZE/10 x 2" SIZE mm/10 x 50/QUANTITY 8/WOODSCREWS/COUNTERSUNK STEEL ZINC PLATED.
Manufacturer: Spurway Cooke Industries Pty. Ltd., Marrickville, New South Wales, Australia, circa 1970-1990
Place & Date Used: Adolph Bruhn & Son, South Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1970-1990

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