1780 - 1790
Pine, oak, brass, steel, paint and glass.
1450 mm (H)800 mm (W)200 mm (D)
Place of origin
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Snowshill Manor and Garden, Gloucestershire (Accredited Museum)
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To raise money for the Napoleonic Wars, parliament brought in a tax on clocks which saw many people selling theirs and relying on the clocks in inns and taverns for the time.
Eight day, English tavern clock in black painted case. Shield dial. Painted label on inside door reading 'wind to left'. 'c.1785, from Braintree, Essex' (M. Jessup). Mechanism is currently with clock conservator, Mike Flannery - 22/04/2013
Given to the National Trust with Snowshill Manor in 1951 by Charles Paget Wade.
Marks and inscriptions
wind to left