Measuring wheel, Fort Kent, ca. 1900

Contributed by Fort Kent Historical Society

Description

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.

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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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Fort Kent Historical Society
PO Box 181, Fort Kent, ME 04703
(207) 834-2115

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