Tailor’s Measuring Rule

Description
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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
rulers and measuring sticks, set of (5)
ruler
Object Type
date made
1900-1950
user
Rudin, Bainet
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
Measurements
ruler: 18 1/2 in x 1 1/4 in; 46.99 cm x 3.175 cm
Place Made
Belarus: Minskaya Voblasts', Minsk
ID Number
TE*T17106C
accession number
310752
catalog number
TE*T17106C
subject
Tailor
Immigration
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Home and Community Life: Textiles
Work
Artifact Walls exhibit
Textiles
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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