Chain, Gunter's Chain; Unknown maker; 1850-1900

Name/Title

Chain, Gunter's Chain

About this object

This is a Gunter's Chain which surveyors used from the seventeenth-century until the beginning of the nineteenth-century. Surveyors used the chain to accurately measure plots of land for legal boundaries. Invented by Edward Gunter in 1620, the chain is 66 feet long and has 100 links which connect to each other through small oval rings.

Maker

Unknown maker

Maker Role

Maker

Date Made

1850-1900

Place Made

Unknown

Medium and Materials

inorganic, processed material, iron

Measurements

l 20116.8 mm x diam 0.5 mm
Diameter is of the iron of a link.

Subject and Association Keywords

Business and Work

Subject and Association Keywords

Machinery and Tools

Object Type

occupation-based equipment

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