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.
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
For more information about this item, contact:Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x219
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