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  • Item Category: Tools
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Nov 06, 2006
  • Channel: Auction House

Made by Chesterman - Sheffield, England circa late 1800's with 100 open links, 3 rings per link, 1 swivel, wire links, brass handles, non adjustable. Tally tags at 10, 20, 30, 40 and 50 feet marks. This is a massive chain with 100 links each one foot long, making 100 feet in total. Some refer to it is a Ramsden's chain or engineer's chain. The middle or center brass tag has Chesterman Sheffield England with a J C logo stamped on it. The firm, based in Sheffield became Rabone Chesterman in recent years.

Surveying chain, 100 links, 100 feet, 9 tallies, brass handles, marked Chesterman Sheffield with JC logo, both brass handles marked 100F on the ends. Chain is in excellent condition, no breaks or repairs, 100% original, very light rust that would clean easily, beautiful display piece for home or office. Would be good for classroom use at teaching aid or for use in re-inactments.

This is a SUPERB iron and brass engineer / surveyor / railroad / builder's land measurement / surveying chain. Chain measures 100 feet in length, with 100 1-foot iron links - each connected by three oval rings. Chain has one mid-way, in-line, anti-kink, anti-twist swivel, brass tellers / tallies or tally tabs every 10th link of 1, 2, 3, and 4 notches (2 of each) with the middle
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