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Surveyors Chain & Box, circa 1860 Object Reg. No: ST 20136

Summary:
Surveyors chain with links that measure 2.5ft each. It has a total length of approximately 100ft. The chain was used to measure distances. Housed in a wooden box, the chain was possibly used by Geodetic Survey of Victoria.
Description:
Chain has 40 links, each is of round steel 0.5cm in diameter. Round brass handles.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Victoria: Crown Lands & Survey Department, 1936
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 152 mm (Height), 845 mm (Width), 156 mm (Length)
Dimension Comment: Folded length. Unfolded = 30480mm (100ft)

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Tagged with: surveying apparatus instruments, chains
Themes this item is part of: Engineering Collection, Science & Measurement Collection, Transport Collection
Primary Classification: SURVEYING & NAVIGATION
Secondary Classification: Linear - Surveying
Tertiary Classification: linear distance
Date Used: Victoria, Australia, circa 1860

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