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Desirable 66 Foot (4 Pole) Steel Land Surveyor Chain, Maker Unknown, Circa 1880

Desirable 66 Foot (4 Pole) Steel Land Surveyor Chain,  Maker Unknown,  Circa 1880 Engineering photo   Category : Science & Medicine (Pre-1930) > Engineering
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Uploaded by best-salmon on Mar 28, 2017
        
Known Information
Category : Science & Medicine (Pre-1930) > EngineeringItem Id: 185061
Maker: Chesterman
More info
It consists of 100 individual links connected by iron rings, all 9 large brass tally tags (every 10 feet) - each shaped to indicate partial chain measurements, and two brass handles, both unmarked
This chain measures 66 feet in length which equals 4 ‘poles’ or ‘1 chain’
Edwin Gunter of England initiated its common use for measuring land boundaries in the early 1600s
I do not know the maker of this chain and it is possible it was made in America
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