Bandage - 'Surgex', First Aid Kit, Homemade, Sophus Bruhn, circa 1970-1990 Object Reg. No: SH 912691 17

Summary:
Surgex brand bandage made by Sigma Co. Ltd, circa 1970 - 1990. It is part of a homemade First Aid Kit which was most likely compiled by Sophus Bruhn, circa 1970-1990. The kit was found in Area C 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:
White paper parcel with blue and white lettering on a blue and yellow panel, containing a surgical bandage. Printed in blue ink in upper right corner of object is price of bandage on adhesive label.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 4.00 cm (Height), 2.60 cm (Width), 3.00 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: trades, german communities, german immigration, woodturning industry, first aid equipment, first aid kits, healthcare medicine
Themes this item is part of: Bruhn Collection, Medicine in Society Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection
Primary Classification: TRADES
Secondary Classification: Woodturning
Tertiary Classification: first aid
Inscriptions: Printed panel: SURGEX/AN/A.D.C.A./PRODUCT/B.P.C./W.O.W./BANDAGE/1 IN. X 6 YDS./ MANUFACTURED IN ENGLAND/SIGMA CO.LTD./MELBOURNE. Printed: 9c.
User: Mr Sophus Bruhn - Adolph Bruhn & Son, South Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1970-1990

Kit was probably also put together by Sophus.
Place & Date Used: Adolph Bruhn & Son, South Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1970-1990
Maker: Sigma Co. Ltd., England, Great Britain, circa 1970-1990

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