Victorian Nixie tube clock

[John Clarke Mills] has pieced together this tastefully done Victorian style Nixie tube clock. He picked up a kit from and an old clock off of eBay. A little bit of elbow grease and solder later, he has this very nice mantle piece. Well done.

For those unfamiliar, a Nixie tube is used for displaying numbers or letters. They are a glass tube, filled with a gas (usually neon). There are metal structures inside that glow when electricity is applied. First widely used in the early sixties, Nixies were pretty much replaced when LED technology got cheap.

We noticed that was down, so you might also check and for kits.

If you’re looking for more inspiration, read about the Nixie counter clock, Russian vfd, and the 6502 driven Nixie clock all previously on Hack a Day.

[via Retro Thing]

8 thoughts on “Victorian Nixie tube clock

  1. I love nixie tubes… building a clock is on my long list of projects that I want to do but don’t have the time. I wish I could think of some other cool uses for these things beyond a clock though…. about the only thing I can think of is maybe a weather station?

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