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"

Object Type

occupation-based equipment

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