Wooden Object made by A. Bruhn & Son circa 1970-1980s. It was found in Area A at Adolph Bruhn & Son's Wood Turners Shop, 283 Coventry Street, South Melbourne. This type of object was found in other areas of the shop hanging from nails in the wall or ceiling beams. 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

Object made from gold-coloured wood shaped like a tuning fork. Overall shape is rectangular with a long, thin rectangular section. A large section has been cut from the centre of the object and a row of circular holes (two large topped by one small) are situated above the rectangular space in the upper third of the body.

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