Buttonhole Scissors

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 (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 4 1/4 in x 1 1/4 in; 10.795 cm x 3.175 cm
ID Number
TE.T17110
catalog number
T17110
accession number
310752
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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