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Chicago Steel Tape: A History

June 26, 2012

Daniel M Wheeler was born in Massachusetts in 1846 and grew to be a civil engineer who designed various bridges and railroads. While working on a survey team he began to use women’s hoopskirt wire as a survey tape. This led to the creation of the Chicago Steel Tape Company in the later 1800’s, for ...