Light Globe Socket - RHM, circa 1950-1990 Object Reg. No: SH 912694

Light Globe Socket manufactured by RHM, circa 1950-1990. It 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.
Off-white-coloured plastic socket to accommodate light globe with metal fittings inside wide end for this purpose; the narrow end is threaded. An off-white plastic switch extends through centre, one end of which has a fluorescent orange dot painted. Socket would have been used in a standard or table lamp. End unscrews to reveal brass screws and release base.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 10.20 cm (Height), 3.90 cm (Width), 9.00 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: trades, working life, 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: workshop fittings
Inscriptions: Inscribed twice inside globe socket fitting: RHM.
Manufacturer: RHM, 1950-1990
Place & Date Used: Adolph Bruhn & Son, South Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1970-1990
Place & Date Used: Adolph Bruhn & Son, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1950-1970


John H Posted on 20 Dec 2012 3:51 PM
The manufacturer is HPM from the 1970's/80's

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