Accession No

2722


Brief Description

steel chain, by Chesterman, English, 1850 (c)


Origin

England; Sheffield


Maker

Chesterman


Class

surveying


Earliest Date

Jan. 1, 1850


Latest Date

Dec. 31, 1850


Inscription Date


Material

metal (steel, brass)


Dimensions

length 270mm; breadth 165mm; height 70mm


Special Collection


Provenance

Purchased from Historical Technology Inc., Massachusetts, USA, 11/1980.


Inscription

‘CHESTERMAN SHEFFIELD ENG’ (on teller)
‘1 chain’ (on handles)


Description Notes

Steel chain; 66ft; 8 inch links with 3 oval links between each pair of long links. Brass handles with swivels; third central swivel. Notched Tellers at every 10 links with central teller signed.


References

Joshua Nall; ‘Survey Instruments in India’; Explore Whipple Collections online article; Whipple Museum of the History of Science; University of Cambridge; 2020: https://www.whipplemuseum.cam.ac.uk/explore-whipple-collections/astronomy-and-empire/science-field/survey-instruments-india


Events


FM:44578

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