Can anyone identify what kind of chain this is
the giveaway that it is an engineer's chain was the four pointed tally = 66' which obviously would not be on a surveyors chain
Found this with my googlefu which shed some light on my office decoration. I know a bit more now than when I pulled it down from the ceiling. I think I will put it back up in the new office as a nod to my mentor who left it to me.
Eng. I believe would be England, since Sheffield is in England.
A surveyors chain would have 100 0.66' links, it appears that a 66' chain was modified to 100' by adding 100 0.34' links into the mix. Those smaller links can be seen to be all bundled at one end. Quite interesting as I have never seen one before. Probably way cheaper to add links than actually buy a 100' steel tape. Most likely it was used for railroad construction.
Paul in PA
PS, Do I get any points for imagination as I posted before seeing the second page post above?
I remember in college dragging a two chain steel tape through the woods and learning to "throw" it
down here they are known as a "Gunter's Chain"
used before steel bands which was before edm which was before gps
should be 100 links of 0.201188 metres each