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
date made
1900-1950
user
Rudin, Bainet
Place Made
Belarus: Minskaya Voblasts', Minsk
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
Measurements
ruler: 18 1/2 in x 1 1/4 in; 46.99 cm x 3.175 cm
ID Number
TE.T17106C
accession number
310752
catalog number
TE*T17106C
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Belle Rudin Altman
subject
Tailor
Immigration
See more items in
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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