Measurement dividers

Wood, span width: 2.29 metres, blade length: 1.55 metres

The “Directive on Land Reform in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania” from 5th September 1945 marked the start of a complete restructuring of agriculture in the Soviet occupation zone. As current land register documents were often missing, measurements of land and plots were taken using simple tools. These included wooden plot measurement dividers with a common span width of 2 metres. The exhibit shown here spanned the historical measurement unit of a half “Mecklenburg Rute” – 2.29 metres.

Text: F. H.

The exhibit refers to:

Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania

Look here for the original exhibit:

Kreisagrarmuseum Dorf Mecklenburg

Kreisagrarmuseum Dorf Mecklenburg

Rambower Weg
23972 Dorf Mecklenburg

agrarmuseum@nordwestmecklenburg.de

www.nordwestmecklenburg.de