Buttonhole Cutter

These shears, pressing board, buttonhole cutter, buttonhole scissors, thread holders, and measuring sticks were owned by a Russian Jew named Barnet Rudin. An apprentice tailor from Minsk, Rudin immigrated to New York City in 1899 and finally settled in Rochester, NY, in 1908. There he opened a tailor's shop, which he continued to run up until his death in 1959.
Currently not on view
Object Name
buttonhole cutter
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
overall: 10 in x 1 3/4 in; 25.4 cm x 4.445 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Artifact Walls exhibit
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Artifact Walls exhibit
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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