Surveyor's half chain, ca. 1800

Contributed by Maine Historical Society

Description

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.

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About This Item

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

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Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x230
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