The term bench mark, or benchmark, originates from the chiseled horizontal marks that surveyors made in stone structures, into which an angle-iron could be placed to form a "bench" for a leveling rod, thus ensuring that a leveling rod could be accurately repositioned in the same place in the future.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Benchmark is an ornamental typeface based on architectural benchmarks; chiseled horizontal marks employed in ensuring that a structure was level. Read More
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