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Surveyors Chain - Metal, Eight Inch Links, circa 1840s Object Reg. No: ST 032373

Summary:
Metal surveyor's chain used to measure land distances. A chain is a unit of length where 100 links measures 66 feet.
Description:
Brass hand grips at each end of chain. Wire links are eight inches long. Incised markers after each ten links of chain.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from University of Melbourne (The) Surveying Department, 1978
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 94 mm (Width), 17120 mm (Length)
Dimension Comment: Measurement of chain extended to full length.

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Tagged with: surveying apparatus instruments, chains, sewing machine
Themes this item is part of: Engineering Collection, Science & Measurement Collection, Transport Collection
On Display at: Melbourne Museum
Primary Classification: SURVEYING & NAVIGATION
Secondary Classification: Linear - Surveying
Tertiary Classification: linear distance
Date Used: Victoria, Australia, circa 1840s

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