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Accession # SRM1981-62.3

Chalk line

19th century


A chalk line was used to mark straight lines between two points several feet apart. A string was pulled over a piece of chalk, transferring the chalk to the string. Once the string was in place, the string was snapped, leaving a straight line.




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