Brushed metal nixie tube clock

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The nature of nixie tubes makes any clock made of them relatively indistinguishable from its brethren, short of the composition of the base. There’s not a lot of variation: six nixies lined up in a row, fluorescently glowing strangely sinewy numerals in the dark. But I still love the look for a bedside clock. This one is $350: it’s like a Cold War nuclear countdown to the 6am apocalypse of waking up.

IN14 Brushed Clock [Tubeclock via Uncrate]

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3 Responses to Brushed metal nixie tube clock

  1. Anonymous says:

    jammit
    I’m surprised no one’s mentioned this:
    http://www.amug.org/~jthomas/watch.html

  2. David Carroll says:

    I used a Nixie tube calculator in university. It was a basic four function twelve digit model about the size of a small bar fridge!

    I just did some shopping and figured I could build from scratch a clone of this clock for less than $100. I need a clock in my living room, and this would be sufficiently geeky, and fun to make too!

  3. boisterouslad says:

    there are also these

    http://glowingtech.com/clocks.html

    and here

    http://glowingtech.com/gallery.html

    nixie tubes are lovely things, the tubes themselves are starting to become expensive to acquire.

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