NIXIE TUBE CLOCK
Retro technology from the Cold War era
Nixie tubes lie at the heart of each Nixie Tube Clock and also give it its name. The tubes were manufactured decades ago in the former Soviet Union with the intention of being used in military equipment for purposes that are probably best left unsaid.
The tubes we use are brand new and we rescued them from a potential life of mass destruction to offer them a peaceful future. Nixie tubes are the ancestors of LEDs but much, much cooler.
Numeric Indicator Experimental Nº1. That is how the Nixie name was born. A simple and elegant solution to meet the need of a numerical display. This technology was developed by an american company called Burroughs Corporation in the mid fifties.
The History of Electronics
State Of The Art Electronics
A tribute to the basis of modern technology
The R&D facilities at Nuvitron are the modern equivalent of the alchemist labs of days gone by. Back then, wizards with long beards sweated over bubbling and steaming cauldrons in a vain attempt to turn base metals into gold.
Many of our wizards are similarly bearded and some of them do sweat a lot but the real difference is that they do succeed in turning base materials into gold; taking vintage technology, combining it with modern electronics and turning it into gold by clothing it in beautiful, handcrafted wooden enclosures, now available online for the discerning consumer.
An Art deco piece of history
Design And Craftsmanship
Each Vintage Nixie Tube clock takes more than 30 hours of work
There are no mass-produced, robot-made items here. Our art deco enclosures are all hand made by skilled artisans and each one takes over 30 hours to create.
As if that wasn’t enough, we then use linseed oil to nourish and protect the wood. This isn’t a stack-em-high-sell-‘em-cheap philosophy. It’s more of a don’t-stack-‘em-at-all-sell’-em-at-a-price-that-reflects-the-love-and-care-that-have-gone-into-‘em, type philosophy, if you will. (But we’ll understand if you won’t.)
You will enjoy our Vintage Nixie Tube Clock…