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$99 Nixie Clock Kits

Jensen Nixie

We've mentioned Peter Jensen's work in the past -- he builds a line of affordable Nixie clocks offered by Ramsey Electronics. He gave us a shout to let us know that he offers a broad range of kits and assembled clocks, ranging from a $99 4-digit kit ($135 assembled) to a $495 six digit masterpiece machined from a solid block of aluminum and polished until it resembles the forehead of an old-school Cylon.

Peter offers a little background, "The Nixie tube made its debut in 1954, and provided some of the first digital displays for the latest scientific equipment of the time. Once utilized primarily in research and military equipment, Nixies are now prized for their modern aesthetic.

These clocks feature new, old stock space-race era Russian Nixie tubes. The numbers glow soft orange in blown glass tubes. The Russian built tubes also feature a unique conversation starter: the number "5" is an upside down "2," reflecting an efficient and cost effective design philosophy from the cold war superpower."

Peter Jensen Hand-crafted Nixie Tube Clocks & Kits


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