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Land Measure Chain
about 1900

Standard surveyor's measuring chain
This iron-and-brass chain is composed of incremental measuring rods of specific lengths. The rods are lightweight so that the chain--which has brass handles at either end--can be stretched taut for truer readings. Surveyors used such chains to lay out the fields and the cities of America. This particular chain is about 33 feet in length. It was made in Mexico; its price, 270 pesos (about $22).

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33 ' long
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