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Six Digit Nixie Tube Clock The "Quercia Bella Nixie"

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Another new design has joined our lineup of nixie clocks!...the "Quercia Bella Nixie". A fine example of oak cabinetry and vintage electronics combined! A hand crafted six digit nixie tube clock made with original Russian New Old Stock (N.O.S.) IN-12 nixie tubes!

This clock is a typical desk-type clock one might find on a bookshelf or desk 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 enclosure was chosen to reflect the minimalist design cues of the late 1950s to the mid 1970s.

This clock is microcontroller controlled, using the Atmel microcontroller chip. The nixie tubes are mounted using gold plated socket pins that allows for easy tube replacement although it is highly unlikely that they will need replacement for many years. The quartz oscillator used is a low-drift temperature-compensated type, giving accurate time for years to come. The clock is calibrated against a laboratory standard frequency counter to ensure accuracy. High voltage is supplied by a high efficiency switching power supply. The tubes are Russian type IN-12 manufactured in the 1980 to 1990 time period that have a beautiful orange glow that most likely were originally destined to be used in Russian military equipment. 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 3 inches height; is 3.5 inches deep; 7.5 inches wide. The enclosure is made from solid oak hardwood with a clear lacquer finish and a clear acrylic plastic face to protect the tubes and keep dust from the innards. This clock is perfect for the desktop or any room in your home or office. There are four soft plastic feet to protect the desk or table top. The clock runs on a 9 Volt D.C. adapter (The included adapter is only for North American mains). If desired to use clock outside of North America we have adapters for other countries. Contact us before ordering if you require one for your particular country.

Nixie tube prices have climbed steadily over the years. Since no more will ever be produced the value of these clocks should increase as well over time. Why not buy something that is beautiful, tells time and most likely will appreciate in value over the years? The choice is yours!....

In The Box:
Clock
User manual
9 Volt DC adapter


Clock Features:


• Six 18mm high digits (IN-12 Nixie Tubes)
• Displays Time , Date and 2 Alarm clock sets
• Accurate & calibrated time clock source from internal crystal
• Integrated 2 Alarm Clocks
• Easy control with only 2 buttons
• Uses standard 9v wall plug Power Supply
• Precision Seconds setup
• Digit static indication ( no 50Hz flickering ! )
• 2 default Alarm sets on your choice
• Internal battery for power failure protection
• Will generate alarm buzz even main power is off !!!
• Internal buzzer for Alarm1 and Alarm2
• Alarm1 and Alarm2 trigger outputs
• High efficiency integrated DC-DC converter

Six Digit Nixie Tube Clock The "Quercia Bella Nixie"

Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: nixie tubes, oak, acrylic plastic, tubes, vacuum tubes, microcontroller, resistors, capacitors, semiconductors
  • Feedback: 117 reviews
  • Ships from Michigan, United States to select countries.