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Chain, surveyor's; CT77.161

Chain, surveyor's; CT77.161
Chain, surveyor's
About this object
Surveyor's chain; a chain of 60 links, with the two ends having square, hand- pieces. A surveyor's chain traditionally has 100 links (40 are missing from this example).

It is thought that this chain was one used to measure Owaka in 1863, by Mr C W Adams, Surveyor, and Mr John Reay and Mr Glasgow Logan, Chainmen.

Medium and Materials
processed material, metal
Inscription and Marks
Written on attached cardboard label: "Surveyors chains 100 links each link 7.92 / inches. Was used to measure Owaka 1863, Mr C / W Adams Surveyor, Mr John Reay, Mr G Logan / were Chainmen. Gift of he Logans / 60 in this bundle and 40 missing."
h 90mm l 280mm x w 200mm (approximately, as a bundle)

Subject and Association Keywords
engineering (general). civil engineering (general), surveying
Credit Line
From the collection of Owaka Museum Wahi Kahuika The Meeting Place "a rest on your journey"
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