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Surveyor’s Tally

Surveyor’s Tally

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Description
Preston Bassett received this tally strap from James L. Davis, who claimed that they had been used by his great great grandfather, James Griswold, in laying out the Erie Railroad in the early 1830s.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Surveyor's Talley
associated place
United States: Connecticut, Ridgefield
Physical Description
leather (overall material)
Measurements
average spatial: 84 cm; x 33 1/16 in
overall: 1/2 in x 7 1/2 in x 5 3/4 in; 1.27 cm x 19.05 cm x 14.605 cm
ID Number
PH.319342
accession number
236805
catalog number
319342
Credit Line
Preston R. Bassett
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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