Museum of Early Trades & Crafts

Making their Mark

Surveyors & Surveying in New Jersey

The art and science of surveying had a powerful impact on the development of America’s resources and, ultimately, its history. Many surveyors’ instruments are spectacular machines as interesting for their craftsmanship as they are for their use. This exhibit featured a variety of tools of the surveyor’s trade including surveying compasses, Gunther chains, Jacob’s Staff, adilades and much more. Also featured were survey maps that charted the development of Morris County.

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