Chain is another item used for many different tasks on a farm. Examples of the variety of chains found on the Williams farmstead are shown; their precise functions are not known. Larger chains with heavy iron links could have been from wagons or plows or been used to pull rocks or tree stumps from the ground. Medium-sized chains could have been used as anchors or latches for large doors and gates or to tether animals to a fixed location. Small chains could have been used in many different ways around the house, such as to hang pictures or anchor a trunk lid in a vertical position. The single large link (c) is a repair link, and the largest chain (e) has two segments joined by a repair link with a toggle end that was once attached to something else. The two smallest are jack chains (a and b).

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