Tailor's Shears

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
ca 1890
user
Rudin, Bainet
Place Made
Belarus: Minskaya Voblasts', Minsk
Physical Description
metal (shears material)
wool (case material)
Measurements
shears: 10 in x 2 3/4 in; 25.4 cm x 6.985 cm
case: 13 in x 4 in; 33.02 cm x 10.16 cm
ID Number
TE.T17109
catalog number
T17109
accession number
310752
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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