Sunday, 7 February 2010

Scottish clock from 1797 sells for £8800

A rare 'Act of Parliament' clock from 1797 has sold for £8800 at auction in Edinburgh.

Made in response to the unpopular 1797 act which imposed a tax on all clocks, it hung on an unknown tavern wall in the landlord's hope that people would pop in to check the time and grab a quick drink before they again went on their way. The clock has been in the possession of an Aberdeenshire based family for generations.

For more on the story, and for an image of the clock, see
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/north_east/8502260.stm.

Chris

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