Steampunk Galvanometer Nixie Clock

by Bad Dog Designs
+£8.00 standard delivery
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Bad Dog Designs

Original Steampunk Galvanometer Nixie Clock.

New out of the workshop, This is a beautifully elegant and stylish Nixie tube clock made from an original Mahogany cased 1940's Galvanometer. Microcontroller based electronics have been added along with some Delicate Lilac lighting and just a hint of brass work.

A Nixie clock uses old fashioned Nixie tubes to display the time. No longer manufactured anymore, they are what were used before LED and LCD displays were invented. Similar to radio valves in construction, they are filled with Neon gas and individual digits 0-9 that glow amber when a voltage is applied. There are no filaments to burn out and they can last for 10's of years.

The clock has programmable features (12/24hr, leading zero, LED brightness, shut down - wake up time etc ) and will periodically scroll through all the numbers to prevent any cathodic poisoning. The clock measures 14cm X 14cm X 28cm deep and has a lovely mahogany cabinet which has been re-finished and lacquered. The original Galvanometer originally had the switch on the front, I have just added a little bit of brass piping and a coil as it is pretty Steampunk enough as it is.

Quite a popular conversion, this is the 6th Galvanometer so far that I have converted into a Nixie clock - on the rear is a solid brass plaque with all the controls and the date of assembly.

This product is totally unique. It's one of a kind!

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Bad Dog Designs make Nixie clocks, each clock being bespoke based on the excellent range of kits designed by PV Electronics. More about Bad Dog Designs...

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