Contributed by Fort Kent Historical Society
Measuring wheels are used by surveyors to roughly measure a distance by rolling the wheel along the ground and counting the number of revolutions.
To calculate the distance, the number of revolutions is multiplied by the circumference of the wheel; in this example, 2 feet.
About This Item
- Title: Measuring wheel, Fort Kent, ca. 1900
- Creation Date: circa 1900
- Subject Date: circa 1900
- Town: Fort Kent
- County: Aroostook
- State: ME
- Media: Steel, wood
- Dimensions: 32 cm x 19 cm
- Object Type: Physical Object
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PO Box 181, Fort Kent, ME 04703
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