Gunter's chain; Unknown maker; Unknown; CR1977.907
Gunter's chainAbout this object
Gunter's chain is a distance measuring device used for surveying. 66 ft (20.1 m) long, subdivided into 100 links, each of which is a short section of wire connected to the next link by a loop. There are different shaped brass tags at intervals along the chain tape. Metal ring handles at both ends.
The Gunter's chain was designed and introduced in 1620 by English clergyman and mathematician Edmund Gunter. It enabled plots of land to be accurately surveyed and plotted, for legal and commercial purposes. Gunter's chain is exactly 22 yards (about 20.1 m) long and divided into 100 links.
L 2000mmSubject and Association Keywords
From the Collection of the Cromwell MuseumObject Type