Re: What's a Cutter? #usa #general

Diane Jacobs

For many years if was known by New Yorkers S the rag business.

Diane Jacobs 

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From: Mark Halpern <mark@...>
Date: 7/25/20 10:17 AM (GMT-05:00)
To: main@...
Cc: Phil Karlin <philk@...>
Subject: Re: [] What's a Cutter? #usa #general

Many Jewish immigrants during that period took jobs as a cutter. My father's first job was as a cutter in 1921. A cutter is a person who cuts fabric. I would refer to this business as the "Shmatah" or clothing business. 

Mark Halpern


On 2020-07-25 9:55 am, Phil Karlin wrote:

An ancestor was killed in a work-related accident in 1894, in New York City. I can't find anything specific about the accident, but city directories & his children's birth records give his occupation as "Cutter."
Anyone know what that is? What type of business would employ such a person? How might it be dangerous?

Phil K.

Diane Jacobs, Somerset, New Jersey

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