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
Object Name
shears
Object Type
shears
Date made
ca 1890
user
Rudin, Bainet
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
Place Made
Belarus: Minskaya Voblasts', Minsk
ID Number
TE*T17109
catalog number
T17109
accession number
310752
subject
Tailor
Immigration
Textiles
Work
Artifact Walls exhibit
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Home and Community Life: Textiles
Artifact Walls exhibit
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Belle Rudin Altman

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