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

Elaborately turned furniture leg made from cream-coloured wood. Body of leg is predominantly cylindrical with a narrow raised area near the top, a flared area above and a disc-shaped top. The lower part of the leg has two grooved areas enclosing a goblet-shape and the base is plain and cylindrical. Both ends are flat and a short cylindrical joining segment projects from the top end. Found in Area A of workshop.

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