Surveyor's Pins (3)

Surveyor's Pins (3)

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Surveyors measuring the length of a line used pins to keep track of the number of chains they had used. These three wooden pins were probably used for that purpose.
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Object Name
taping pins
average: 9 7/8 in x 10 mm; 25.0825 cm x 13/32 in
overall: smallest pin: 9 1/8 in x 7/16 in x 5/16 in; 23.1775 cm x 1.11125 cm x.79375 cm
overall: largest pin: 10 13/16 in x 7/16 in x 5/16 in; 27.46375 cm x 1.11125 cm x.79375 cm
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National Museum of American History
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