Woodturning sample, probably a table leg, made by Adolph Bruhn & Son, South Melbourne, circa 1970-1990.

The woodturning business of Adolph Bruhn & Son operated in South Melbourne, 1970-1990, and previously in Little Collins Street, Melbourne, circa 1897-1970. 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

Furniture leg made from rich, gold-coloured wood. Body is cylindrical and fluted and tapers towards one end. Tapered end of the body flares out and becomes a flat, circular end with a short, cylindrical section projecting from its centre. The other end of the body flares out and becomes a wide concave groove with a raised disc-shaped end. A long cylindrical section projects from the centre of the flat surface of this end. Found in Area A in workshop.

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