An old and dark factory on the side of Tumut's main road attracts little attention from the regular passersby.
But inside, two men set to work everyday crafting classic millet and woolshed brooms.
The Tumut Broom Factory business has existed in various incarnations since 1946.
In days gone by, the factory floor would be taken up by at least four broom-makers, racing each other to produce upwards of 100 brooms per person per day.
Nowadays, it is a much quieter operation with just Geoff Wortes and Robert Richards at the helm. They say they are now the only two old world broom-makers left in the entire nation.
"My father began it as a co-operative," Mr Wortes said.
"The co-op used to make about 500 between 500 workers and a few apprentices, now we make about 40 a day, and sell all that we can make."
There used to be up to 15 factories operating around Australia. One by one, they have all shut shop until only the Tumut factory remained.
While the business may have changed, Mr Richards said, the brooms have not.'
"They're made the same way they've always been for 100 years," Mr Richards said.
"They don't fall apart. They'll give a good sweep for a long time."
Mr Wortes said the decision to retain the business's old world technology adds to the rustic charm of its production.
"There's only one way to make them, and that's the hard way," Mr Wortes said.
"The quality from the new machines is not the same. The old machines still do it the same as they've always done, you just need more elbow grease."
Now a part owner of the venture, Mr Richards began learning his craft straight out of high school, under the guidance of Mr Wortes' father, Cliff.
"I used to live just up the road when I was growing up," Mr Richards said.
"[Over the years] both my brothers worked here too. I went away and did other thing, but when I came back to Tumut, I cam back here.
"I didn't think I'd make brooms again but here I am."
While the factory has downsized significantly since its inception, the current have continued to see high demand for their product.
"It's coming back. People still like the idea of buying something that's been made in Australia," Mr Richards said.
Mr Wortes, who built the factory to its current success alongside his father, feels the joy of creation itself.
"My father always used to say he loved the smell and the feel of the brooms," he said.
"[For me], the satisfaction comes from making quality a quality broom."