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Introducing our newest addition…a nixie clock made with original Russian tubes!

Nixie tube clocks blend the spirit, drama
and eerie beauty of cold war technology
with modern electronics to create uncommon handcrafted timepieces.

This clock is a typical desk-type clock one might find on a bookshelf in an office. However, this clock is quite unique in that is uses genuine vacuum-tube technology to display the time. The use of vacuum tubes in modern electronic appliances is in some sense a way to connect with the past. This clock mixes a little bit of history with modern electronics to create a design ethos combining both the ultra modern 1960s with current retro trends. A simple, sleek design for the wood case was chosen to reflect the minimalist design cues of the late 1950s to the mid 1970s.

This clock is microcontroller controlled, using the Atmel Attiny2313 chip. The quartz oscillator used is a low-drift temperature-compensated type, giving accurate time for years to come. High voltage is supplied by a high efficiency switching power supply. The nixie tubes are type IN-14 tubes. Nixie tubes, unlike other vacuum tubes, do not have a filament. This has two major impacts on the operational characteristics of the clock. Nixie tubes produce very little heat, and as such, do not require the kind of ventilation that other vacuum tubes need to function. Also, the tubes' operational lifetimes are greatly extended past that of regular vacuum tubes.

This beautiful handmade six digit clock measures 5 inches height; is 5 inches wide; 8 inches long and weighs less than 2lbs. The case is made from solid oak (no veneer) and finished in satin polyurethane. The cover is made of acrylic plastic. The blue LED lighting form an interesting backdrop through the acrylic cover. The clock runs on a 12 VDC adapter (The included adapter is only for North American wall plugs).

This is a twelve-hour clock with adjustable hours and minutes. Time is set by pushing the Hour and Minute buttons on the back of the clock.

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  • Materials: nixie tubes, attiny2313, acrylic, led, resistors, capacitors, oak
  • Only ships within United States.
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