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Object Name Pole, Picket
Collection Nathan B. Golub Collection
Description Surveying poles owned and used by SUNY ESF Alumni Nathan (Nate) B. Golub.

There are four surveying poles, each having red and white Horizontal stripes, large loop on top to pull string through, and relatively spiked (pointed) tips. A range pole, which may also be called a lining pole, is a pole painted with alternating stripes of different colors in consistent widths used often to site measurements. The tool may be a common one for surveyors, where the colors for the stripes are usually red and white or red and yellow. The colors are picked based on their visibility. One end of the pole will typically have either a pointed tip or gripping shoe to aid in standing it on edge. Longer range poles may be equipped with a tripod or stand.
People Golub, Nathan B.