Shoemaker's Knife

Description
Cornelius Hinds used this channel knife as a shoemaker in Templeton, Massachusetts during the mid-19th century. The knife is part of a large accession documenting the numerous tools necessary to make shoes by hand before the mechanization of the industry. The shoemaker used a variety of knives to cut the raw leather by hand and mold it into the necessary shapes to make a shoe.
Object Name
knife
Measurements
overall: 6 in; 15.24 cm
ID Number
AG*A006312A
accession number
153037
catalog number
A006312A
subject
Industry & Manufacturing
American Enterprise
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Work and Industry: Agriculture
American Enterprise
Exhibition
American Enterprise
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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