Wooden disc made by Adolph Bruhn & Son circa 1970s-1980s. It was found on top of plane in Area D5 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

Large, round, thick disc made from gold-coloured wood. Front of disc has multitudes of circular striations that differ in thickness and depth and which run parallel to one another. A circular hole with screw-like inner sides is present in centre of disc. Six smaller holes penetrate the disc and are located at regular intervals close to the edge.

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