Woodturning sample, probably a banister post or table leg, 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

Furniture leg made from rich auburn-coloured wood which is varnished and glossy. Body is rounded and slender with turned segments on each end. Base of leg is a rounded tear-drop shape and the body tapers to a grooved, cylindrical top. Found in Area B2 of workshop.

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