Surveying

A Colliery Measuring Chain – Surveyors Chain

A Colliery Measuring Chain. Made by Chesterman of Sheffield, England. This chain has all the original brass measuring markers and brass handles. Made from iron and brass. Size 66′ feet long = 1 chain. Each of the iron measuring links are 8″ inches long, in measuring 1 link = 8 inches. Read More »

A Colliery Measuring Tape

A Colliery Measuring Tape. This is a vintage colliery measuring tape. Made by Chesterman of Sheffield, England. This is a steel tape with brass and leather handles and fixtures. Size of the case is 9″ inches round, 100 feet long. This design of tape measure has the detachable tape which when fully unwound can be removed from the reel. It ... Read More »

A Colliery Measuring Tape

A Colliery Measuring Tape. Made by Chesterman of Sheffield, England. This is a cloth tape with a leather bound case and brass fixtures. Size of the case is 5″ inches round, 66 feet long. The tape is marked with inches on the front and in links on the back. Read More »

A Colliery Measuring Tape

A Colliery Measuring Tape. Made by Chesterman of Sheffield, England. This is a cloth tape with a leather bound case and brass fixtures. Size of the case is 7″ inches round, 100 feet long. The tape is marked with inches on the front and in links  on the back of the tape.  Read More »

A Surveyors Hanging Nail

A Surveyors Hanging Nail. Made from steel with plastic coated copper shotfiring wire. Size 1 1/2″ x 1/2″ inches. A series of these nails were knocked into the roof timbers down the length of the roadway and  heavy objects were attached to the wires and dangled from them, surveyors would line them up to make sure the roadway was being ... Read More »

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