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Act of parliament clock

A British act of parliament passed in 1797 levied a tax of five shillings per annum on all clocks and is said to have caused a decline in their manufacture. Rather than maintain a domestic clock which was liable to tax, people would consult clocks in public places.

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  • Industry/Domain: Timepieces
  • Category: Clocks
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