Chain, Gunter's Chain; Unknown maker; 1850-1900
Chain, Gunter's ChainAbout this object
This is a Gunter's Chain which surveyors used from the seventeenth-century until the beginning of the nineteenth-century. Surveyors used the chain to accurately measure plots of land for legal boundaries. Invented by Edward Gunter in 1620, the chain is 66 feet long and has 100 links which connect to each other through small oval rings.Maker
inorganic, processed material, ironMeasurements
l 20116.8 mm x diam 0.5 mm
Diameter is of the iron of a link.
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