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London Canal Museum
12-13 New Wharf Road King's Cross
London N1 9RT
United Kingdom

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Gauging Rod

This gauging rod was used to measure how low the boat sat in the water. The heavier the boat was, the lower it sat. The tollman was then able to take the measurements from the gauging rod and charge the boatman a toll accordingly.
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Gauging rod used to measure how low a loaded boat sat in the water. These measurements were used to charge the boatsman a toll.
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