measuring things

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measuring things

Postby shaunt87 » Wed Dec 13, 2017 6:09 pm

does anyone have any info on measuring things.

i am gesing they had some sort of tape measure made out of rope.



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Re: measuring things

Postby Henri De Ceredigion » Wed Dec 13, 2017 10:29 pm

I cannot say with any confidence WHAT they measured with, but I can tell you the UNITS they measured in (at least for France that is) thanks to Wikipedia (but then you have to be careful what part of France you are in)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Units_of_ ... ion#Length



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Re: measuring things

Postby Merlon. » Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:00 am

What kind of measuring?
Tailoring, Building, Surveying or something else.



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Re: measuring things

Postby shaunt87 » Thu Dec 14, 2017 11:01 am

Merlon. wrote:What kind of measuring?
Tailoring, Building, Surveying or something else.


It is for woodwork / making the poll arms



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Re: measuring things

Postby Merlon. » Thu Dec 14, 2017 1:26 pm

Foot and Yard rulers were used by carpenters
Example of the markings on the rulers are to be found at the Mary Rose Museum or in the "Before the Mast" book of artefacts from the ship.




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