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Woodturning Models - Adolph Bruhn & Son, Various, circa 1970-1990 Object Reg. No: SH 912107

Alternative Name(s): Woodturning Pattern; Templet; Template; Stencil

Woodturning templates created by Adolph Bruhn & Son, circa 1970 - 1990. They were found hanging from the wall in Area A 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.
Four wood turning designs drawn onto four wooden planks, one made from chipboard, one of plywood and two of solid wood. Three planks have a circular hole cut into the top end and one plank has two circular holes cut into top end. A reworked coat hanger is threaded through these holes and serves to hold the planks together and hang them onto a nail in the wall.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 0.40 cm (Height), 9.20 cm (Width), 69.70 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: german communities, german immigration, woodturning industry, handcrafts, tools, wooden patterns
Themes this item is part of: Bruhn Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection
Primary Classification: TRADES
Secondary Classification: Woodturning
Tertiary Classification: patterns
Inscriptions: Design One, Front: J.D.HURFORD/28 MARIANNE WAY/DONCASTER, 3108/TEL: 850 3583/1 5/8/1 5/16/27 1/2/1 11/116/1 1/16/ J.D.HURFORD/28 MARIANNE WAY/DONCASTER, 3108/TEL; 850 3583/ AUR/MANUFACTURED BY; [first letter Illegible.]AURI PLYWOOD/48 WHITE STREET/SOUTH MELBOURNE/GRADE/[Illegible.].
Maker: Adolph Bruhn & Son, South Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1970 - 1990
Maker: Mr Sophus Bruhn - Adolph Bruhn & Son, South Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1970 - 1990

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