Screw box for cutting wooden threads. Made by G. Buck, London, circa 1900-1940.

Used in the woodturning business of Adolph Bruhn & Son, South Melbourne, 1970-1990, and previously in Little Collins Street, Melbourne. The business made a wide range of wooden products, including tables and architectural mouldings, and undertook specialist turning tasks. Part of a collection of nearly 900 items, including a lathe, cutting tools, hand tools, products, workshop fittings, office equipment, portraits, and an accounts ledger.

Physical Description

Rectangular block with a handle at either end. Through the centre there is a hole containing a cutting blade which projects from the side. The inner wall of the hole has a spiral cut. There is a piece of string tied around one handle. Found in Area E3 of the workshop.

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