Wooden bird toy, made by Adolph Bruhn & Son, South Melbourne, circa 1970-1990.

The woodturning business of Adolph Bruhn & Son operated in South Melbourne, 1970-1990, and previously in Little Collins Street, Melbourne, circa 1897-1970. The business made a wide range of wooden products, including tables and architectural mouldings, and undertook specialist turning tasks. Part of a collection of nearly 900 items, including a lathe, cutting tools, hand tools, products, workshop fittings, office equipment, portraits, and an accounts ledger.

Physical Description

Lightweight, dark brown wooden bird. Bird is thin with eye on either side represented by small grooved circle; long very thin round beak which has been broken off. Body is smooth; tail points downwards; four layers of feathers; one thin broken leg. Found in Area A of workshop.

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