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WILLIAM HODGSON Brass Chain Measure

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A curios brass chain measure, made up of cast open links alternating with closed links, each one inch length. The closed links are each cut and then closed around the open, rectangular links which are then engraved, to one side with even numbers 2 through to 18, and to the reverse side of '2, 4 6 & 8 the names 'William Hodgson Ling Field, (Lingfield in Surrey?). The final tab stamped with a crown over the initials 'GH'.

 

English, first half of the 18th century.

 

 

18 inches long.

 

Item Code: 2032

£ 785

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