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Gunter chain

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Date: 1874 -

Description: The Gunther chain is a survey measuring instrument which has a total length of 22 yards. This is divided into 100 links, of a length of 7.92 inches in length. Originally invented by Edward Gunter in (1581-1626). This Gunter chain was used by the Campbell-Smith family of Land Surveyors, through generations, in the St Helens area, from 1874-1987.

Format: Realia
Object: chains

Gunter chain

Institution: St Helens History Room

Object number: STH_000021

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