“Szűr” tailor and furrier crafts specialized in producing warm outerwear flourished in the second part of the 19th century at the time when “cifraszűr” (decorated frieze mantle) and “cifrabunda” (decorated fur coat) were in fashion. The characteristic feature of the “böszörményi nyakas szűr” (friezed mantle with collar) displayed in the showcase is the two sorts of ornamentation techniques simultaneously present on the dark brown frieze background: the ancient frieze “flowering” and the more modern embroidery. Furriers themselves tanned the sheepskin, put them together and provided them with embroidery to make up “men’s big fur coat” and “women”s small fur coat”.
Coloured embroidery and fur appliqué of men’s fur coat were still present on the former type of women’s small fur coats, the so called “hajdúsági kisbunda” (small fur coat of Hajdúság). The later type of women’s small fur coat embroidered with black silk yarn became widespread at the end of the 19th century, displacing completely the former coloured small fur coats in the Reformed regions. There is no fur decoration any more on the small fur coats with of black embroidery, only the typical structure of the embroidery divided into fields preserves the memory of the former method of ornamentation. Among the industrial branches supplying agricultural production wheel-smiths proved to be the most important in every village and rural town. In addition to making and repairing wooden tools for agriculture they were specialized in fabricating carts and wheels. “böszörményi szekér” (cart of Böszörmény) represents a unique style among the carts of the Great Plain. The particularity of it is the decorated fixing point (“stekli”) of the axle, and the spoking of the wheel in shifted direction. The ornamented bindings (with tulips, snakes, horse-heads, scrolls) of the carts and carriages attest the skillfulness of the blacksmiths. Blacksmiths of Hajdúböszörmény were also renowned horse-shoe makers.
Locksmithery, fabricating locks, mountings for pieces of furniture and buildings, broke away from blacksmithery. By their finely figured products (door pull knobs, lock-shields, escutcheons, iron mountings for gates) they contributed to a great extent to create this characteristic, rural image of our town.