Welcome to nixietubeclocks.com. Here you can buy a selection of beautiful, hand built nixie tube clocks, where vintage technology is brought back to life through modern design.
An introduction to nixie tubes.
Thought to be the first electronic digital readout, the "nixie" tube (derived from Numeric Indicator eXperimental-1), was developed by The Burroughs Corporation in the 1950s. Production continued in the USA and Europe until the early 70's and in Russia into the 90's, by many different manufacturers, until they gave way to newer technologies.
tube displays predate LED and LCD displays and have a real "space
age" look about them.
a glass tube, ten solid metal wire cathodes are shaped to form the digits
0 - 9 which, when lit, give off a warm orange / violet glow that can
be read from quite a distance.
Nixie Tube Clocks
Our clock cases are professionally manufactured and usually laser cut from high quality acrylic (Plexi, Perspex) with all edges further polished to achieve the best finish. Most designs are available in crystal clear which reveals the circuit board and components, or gloss glack which beautifully mirrors the nixie tubes glow. Some of the clocks are available in a red tint which makes the circuit boards visible and also adds a pleasing colour to the nixie display. Nixie tube clocks are also available in a satin finish anodised aluminium.
quartz crystals ensure accuracy to within a second or two per week.
For safety clocks are supplied approved and regulated power adapters.
UK, European and American styles are available form stock. For other
regions please ask.
The high contrast glow of the VFD tubes reflect wonderfully in our black and clead acrylic )Perspex, Plexi.) cases.
The tubes in these pictures are big with a tube height of 50mm and digit height approximatly 22mm.
crystals ensure accuracy to within a second or two per week. For safety
clocks are supplied approved and regulated power adapters. UK, European
and American styles are available form stock. For other regions please