The University of Texas at Austin
Surveyor’s chain with pins and sack
Identifier: TMC_0041
Title: Surveyor’s chain with pins and sack
Description: Surveying equipment consisting of two surveying chains (circa 1870s), 6 pins and carrying sack (possibly older than 1870s). Originally belonged to Horatio Chriesman, a surveyor for Stephen F. Austin’s colony, or his surveyor descendants. Donated by Mr. and Mrs. R.M. Thomson, Jr.
State: Texas
Country: United States
Date: circa 1870’s
Source: UT Texas Memorial Museum Collection
Publisher: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History
Box: UTA 0.118c SR 2.1 Bx 1
Format: surveying accessories
Size: Chain: 18 meters L; Pins: 18.5 cm L; Bag: 31 cm L x 20.5 cm W
Other ID: chain 458-2A_1; pins 458-2B-G; sack 458-2H
Subject: Material culture--Texas--19th century