Survey tripod, York, ca. 1750

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Survey tripod, York, ca. 1750

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Survey tripod crafted of walnut and iron probably made by and used by Major Samuel Sewall (1724-1814) in York, Maine, circa 1750. A survey transit that probably accompanied this tripod, also made and signed by Sewall, is in a private collection.

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About This Item

  • Title: Survey tripod, York, ca. 1750
  • Creator: Sewall, Samuel
  • Creation Date: circa 1750
  • Subject Date: circa 1750
  • Town: York
  • County: York
  • State: ME
  • Media: walnut, iron
  • Dimensions: 155.00 cm x 10.00 cm
  • Local Code: 2000.032
  • Collection: Old Gaol Museum Collection
  • Object Type: Physical Object

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Old York Historical Society
P.O. Box 312, York, ME 03909
(207) 361-3552

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