Girthing Chain

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Girthing Chain

Stock Number 2077-35

A rare Colonial American antique.  This chain is to measure the diameter of a tree at chest height.  Of course, taller person would make the measurement higher than a shorter person.  This chain was used to identify large trees that could be used as a mast for large ships.  Trees so marked were often called “the kings log”.  I have some information printed from an internet website on the subject.  Also, you can do your own research.

 

Price is $150.00 plus shipping

 

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