Woodturning sample, made by Adolph Bruhn & Son, South Melbourne, circa 1980-1990.

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

Long furniture leg made of pale gold-coloured wood. Base section of leg has two wide grooves separating three circular raised segments; body is smooth and rounded with a central groove; upper section has one groove with two disc-shaped forms above this; bottom end is flat; top end is flat with a short raised cylin- drical segment projecting from the centre. Found in Area A of workshop.

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