Central or Upper section of a Billiard cue made by Adolph Bruhn & Son circa 1975-1990. It was found in 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

Central or upper section of a billiard cue made from varnished and stained red/ gold-coloured wood. A long cylindrical segment made from light gold-coloured wood projects from the bottom end. A shorter rounded segment made from light gold-coloured wood projects from the top end of the part. Both top and bottom segments are coated in glue.

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