Shoemaker's Knife


Cornelius Hinds used this 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.

Date Made: 1840 - 1860

See more items in: Work and Industry: Agriculture and Natural Resources, Industry & Manufacturing, American Enterprise

Exhibition: American Enterprise

Exhibition Location: National Museum of American History

Credit Line: Deborah M. Russell

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: AG.A.6312BAccession Number: 153037Catalog Number: A006312B

Object Name: knife

Physical Description: wood (overall material)metal (overall material)Measurements: overall: 5 in x 1 in; 12.7 cm x 2.54 cm


Record Id: nmah_868572

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