Clocks at Culzean

Historical clocks and timepieces from Culzean Castle.
Culzean Castle, Clock-Tower.  Robert Adam design.  Can you guess which windows are real and which are fake?

Culzean Castle, Clock-Tower. Robert Adam design. Can you guess which windows are real and which are fake?

Culzean Castle - 'Bloodhound clock'.  Gordon Potter, Guide, talking about his favourite item.  You can see this beautiful clock in the Dining Room of Culzean Castle.

Culzean Castle - 'Bloodhound clock'. Gordon Potter, Guide, talking about his favourite item. You can see this beautiful clock in the Dining Room of Culzean Castle.

Behind the clock-face in the Clock-Tower at Culzean Castle.

Behind the clock-face in the Clock-Tower at Culzean Castle.

Act of Parliament clock (also known as 'Tavern Clocks').  Maker: George Halifax, Doncaster (b.1725, d.1811).  Georgian Kitchen, Culzean Castle.

Act of Parliament clock (also known as 'Tavern Clocks'). Maker: George Halifax, Doncaster (b.1725, d.1811). Georgian Kitchen, Culzean Castle.

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 The tax had such a devastating effect on the clock making trade that it was quickly repealed, but the name remained.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.

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 The tax had such a devastating effect on the clock making trade that it was quickly repealed, but the name remained.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.

Detail of mechanism behind the Clock-Tower, Culzean Castle.

Detail of mechanism behind the Clock-Tower, Culzean Castle.

Clock-Tower, Culzean Castle.

Clock-Tower, Culzean Castle.

Mechanism of the clock within the Clock-Tower, Culzean Castle.

Mechanism of the clock within the Clock-Tower, Culzean Castle.

Detail of pendulum from the mahogany longcase clock located on the Eisenhower Gallery, Culzean Castle. Mid-18th century, Channel Islands.

Detail of pendulum from the mahogany longcase clock located on the Eisenhower Gallery, Culzean Castle. Mid-18th century, Channel Islands.

Mahogany longcase clock.  8-day movement.  Silver roman chapter ring with moonphases to arch. Channel Islands, mid-18th century.  Maker: Edouard Renouf, Jersey.  Located on the Eisenhower Gallery, Culzean Castle.

Mahogany longcase clock. 8-day movement. Silver roman chapter ring with moonphases to arch. Channel Islands, mid-18th century. Maker: Edouard Renouf, Jersey. Located on the Eisenhower Gallery, Culzean Castle.

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