Handhabung von Senkel, Meter und Messband

English translation: Senkel = plumb bob - Meter = meter or meter stick- Messband = surveyor's tape

11:41 Mar 16, 2000
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German term or phrase: Handhabung von Senkel, Meter und Messband
This is in connection with a reference on a person who was an apprentice as a "Tiefbauzeichner" in Bern.

"Handhabung von Senkel, Meter und Messband" is amongst a list of work he performed while he was in "Verkehrsplannung"

Any help appreciated.
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English translation:Senkel = plumb bob - Meter = meter or meter stick- Messband = surveyor's tape
Explanation:
"Senkel" is the short form for "Senkblei", which is easy to understand as a piece of lead on a string. "Meter" here is not the measurement but the measuring instrument. As this guy was a peon at the time, it was probably not a gas meter but more likely a yard stick. My guess is that a "Messband" is much, much longer than a "Maßband" = measuring tape.
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naSorry, I forgot "Handhabung von"
Dan McCrosky (X)
naSenkel = plumb bob - Meter = meter or meter stick- Messband = surveyor's tape
Dan McCrosky (X)


  

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Senkel = plumb bob - Meter = meter or meter stick- Messband = surveyor's tape


Explanation:
"Senkel" is the short form for "Senkblei", which is easy to understand as a piece of lead on a string. "Meter" here is not the measurement but the measuring instrument. As this guy was a peon at the time, it was probably not a gas meter but more likely a yard stick. My guess is that a "Messband" is much, much longer than a "Maßband" = measuring tape.

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Sorry, I forgot "Handhabung von"


Explanation:
"Handhabung von" = "use of" or "handling of"

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