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


Alan Greenberg
 

Larry, I hate to disillusion you, but electric
cutting machines have been around for over 130
year (https://www.eastmancuts.com/about/history/).

Watching them in action (just as they were when I
was in the business 6 years ago), you understand
why many cutters were and are missing parts of
their fingers and hands -
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQ5DOZFMz2s and
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CWpbfn93Lyw.

Alan Greenberg
Montreal, Canada



At 2020-08-16 10:03 AM, Larry Gaum via groups.jewishgen.org wrote:
Barbara Singer speaks of â?o Machine Operators?â?�
In 1910? When the bulk of Eastern European Jews
came to USA and Canada? No such thing.
Suits,(garments) were made by hand. The
Schneider (Tailor), cut the cloth with a
pattern, put it together, did the sowing, fabricated a suit ,
And Voila, all done. This man, or woman, were tailors, Schneiders. Period.
In the late 1920s-30s, made to measure hand made
garments gave way to the machine or ready made
suits putting lots of Schneiders out of a job.
Including my maternal grandfather, Louis Marshall, who lived in Nova Scotia.
Larry Gaum

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