Act of Parliament clock (also known as 'Tavern Clocks'). Maker: George Halifax, Doncaster (b.1725, d.1811). In 1797 a tax was placed on all clocks and watches, resulting in people relying on clocks in public places such as taverns. The tax had such a devastating effect on the clock making trade that it was quickly repealed, but the name remained. Located in the Georgian Kitchen, Culzean Castle.