Shoemaker's Knife

Shoemaker's Knife

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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.
Object Name
date made
1840 - 1860
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
metal (overall material)
overall: 5 in x 1 in; 12.7 cm x 2.54 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Deborah M. Russell
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Work and Industry: Agriculture and Natural Resources
Industry & Manufacturing
American Enterprise
American Enterprise
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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