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Surveyor's half chain, ca. 1800

Contributed by Maine Historical Society

This chain is 33 feet long, or two rods in length. It is also called a half-Gunter chain.

Edmund Gunter, an English astronomer, developed the Gunter's chain and associated tables for surveying. A lot of land one chain by ten chains equaled an acre.

Other Information


  • Title: Surveyor's half chain, ca. 1800
  • Creation Date: circa 1800
  • Subject Date: circa 1800
  • State: ME
  • Media: Iron and brass
  • Dimensions (cm): 1006 x 
  • Local Code: A74-17-7
  • Object Type: Physical Object

For more information about this item, contact:

Maine Historical Society
489 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822
http://www.mainehistory.org

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