Alternative Name(s): Wood Shaper or Shaper .

Spindle Moulder manufactured by Wolfenden Bros, circa 1930-1970. It was taken from 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.

Spindle Moulders are used to make decorative mouldings, according to the pattern fitted to the machine.

Physical Description

Spindle moulder metal base painted black with manufactures name on one side. There is a turning wheel on one side of the base, and cutters and shapers on top.

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