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Object Name Pole, Range
Material Wood/Metal
Used Paul Smith's College
Description Range Pole: Red and white with orange flags tied around the base. The paint is chipping off the pole.

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.
Dimensions W-1 L-69 inches
Collection PROF080H Surveying
Catalog Number 2013.009.0009
Imagefile 096\2013.009.0009.jpg
Species Pole, Range