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
Object Name
scissors, buttonhole
Object Type
scissors
Date made
ca 1890
user
Rudin, Bainet
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 4 1/4 in x 1 1/4 in; 10.795 cm x 3.175 cm
Place Made
Belarus: Minskaya Voblasts', Minsk
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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