The University of Texas at Austin
Surveyor’s chain
Identifier: TMC_0074
Title: Surveyor’s chain
Description: Surveyors chain is made of 11" (27.9 cm) long iron wires linked together with two links each ½ in. (6.3 cm). The end pieces are short and have a large, stirrup-shaped opening. Small metal tags mark every 10’ (3.05 m), with forked tags marking every 20’ (6.9 m) and helping to hold chain to ground. Chain belonged to Samuel A. Maverick who came to Texas from South Carolina in 1835. Maverick was active in purchasing and developing land. Donated by Mrs. W.P. Webb (granddaughter-in-law).
State: Texas
Country: United States
Date: circa 1850-1880
Source: UT Texas Memorial Museum Collection
Publisher: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History
Rights: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History
Box: UTA 0.118c SR 2.5 Box 12A
Format: surveying accessories
Size: approximately 100 ft. (30.5 m) long
Other ID: TMM 2042-1
Subject: Material culture--Texas--19th century