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Desirable 66 Foot Steel Land Surveyor Chain, Maker Unknown, Circa 1870

Desirable 66 Foot Steel Land Surveyor Chain,  Maker Unknown,  Circa 1870 Engineering photo   Category : Science & Medicine (Pre-1930) > Engineering
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Category : Science & Medicine (Pre-1930) > EngineeringItem Id: 193016
Maker: Unknown
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It consists of 100 individual links connected by circular iron rings, all 9 brass tally tags (every 10 feet) - each shaped to indicate partial chain measurements, and two brass handles
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
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