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Tin - Norton Australia Pty.Ltd., Disc Cement, circa 1970-1990 Object Reg. No: SH 912759

Summary:
Tin of disc cement manufactured by Norton Australia Pty.Ltd, circa 1970-1990. It was found 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.
Description:
Half-pint tin containing "Bear Brand" disc cement, a pressure sensitive, rubber-based, colourless adhesive. The tin is encircled by a paper label with red, black, white and blue lettering on a yellow, white and blue background. Attached to the lid of the tin is the vendor's label.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 8.50 cm (Height), 7.90 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: german communities, german immigration, woodturning industry, tools
Themes this item is part of: Bruhn Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection
Primary Classification: TRADES
Secondary Classification: Woodturning
Tertiary Classification: materials
Inscriptions: Printed label: POISON/NOT TO BE TAKEN/KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN/NORTON/BEAR BRAND/DISC CEMENT/ CONTAINS 81% PETROLEUM SOLVENTS/AVOID CONTACT WITH SKIN AND AVOID BREATHING VAPOUR/FOR RAPID FIXING OF SANDING DISCS/AND SHEETS TO BACK UP PLATES/1/2 PINTS/NORTON AUSTRALIA PTY.LTD./LIDCOMBE, NEW SOUTH WALES.
Manufacturer: Norton Australia Pty. Ltd., Lidcombe, New South Wales, Australia, circa 1970-1990
Place & Date Used: Adolph Bruhn & Son, South Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1970-1990

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