Jennings Type Auger, circa 1870 - 1980, taken from Area A 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

Auger is comprised of a circular handle made of gold- coloured wood and attached at right angles to a long metal rod. The handle is threaded through a short, hollow tube located at one end of the metal rod. The other end of the rod is shaped like a spiral which is tipped with a screw type point. This tool was clearly used for boring holes into wood.

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