Alternative Name(s): Lubricant Container

Container of Penetrene manufactured by Casecraft, circa 1985-1990. It was found on a small shelf above the lathe in Area B1 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.

Physical Description

Yellow plastic, round bottle with yellow plastic screw top attached to life-off tab. Yellow round cap with internal thread and external fine vertical ribbing rising to point at top with small hole in centre, attached at bottom to yellow plastic thread, with small yellow cap at end, which has external fine vertical ribbing. Container is empty.

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