Steel Band Chain

1977/012

66 ft chain of flat steel wound on a cruciform holder

SKU: 1977/012 Categories: ,

Description

66 ft chain of flat steel wound on a cruciform holder and with brass handles (lacks one handle pin). Divided into 66 ft on one side and 100 links on the other. Secured by a leather strap.

Used for measuring distances on land or structures. Being as strong as a chain of links it is lighter more compact and easier to use.

Additional information

Acquisition Number

1977/012

Item Type

Short Description

66 ft steel band chain

Manufactured by

Date of Manufacture

c. 1900

Sub-items

None

Supporting Items

None

Makers Number

None

Marks

"CHESTERMAN'S PATENT SHEFFIELD/J.C.". Both handles stamped "66 ft"

Dimensions (mm)

Cruciform holder: 255 (dia); Band 19 (W)

Donor

Date Donated

December 1977

Materials

Steel, brass and leather

Condition

Good

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