Gunter's chain; Unknown maker; Unknown; CR1977.907

Name/Title

Gunter's chain

About 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.

Maker

Unknown maker

Maker Role

Unknown

Date Made

Unknown

Place Made

Unknown

Medium and Materials

Metal

Measurements

L 2000mm

Subject and Association Keywords

Measuring equipment

Subject and Association Keywords

Tools

Subject and Association Keywords

Occupation-based equipment

Credit Line

From the Collection of the Cromwell Museum

Object Type

Measuring equipment

Object number

CR1977.907

Copyright Licence  

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