Bad Dog Designs
Four Tube DP-66 Geiger Counter Nixie Clock
Each Four Tube DP-66 Geiger Counter Nixie Clock is made from an original Polish military Geiger Counter dating from 1968 to 1974. Made from Bakelite, these counters have been professionally dismantled and cleaned up, before being upcycled into 4 tube Nixie Clocks All the original looks and features of the counter have been kept to keep them totally authentic, with the addition of making the dial illuminate.
Nixie tubes were invented in 1955, and were a means for early electronic devices to display numbers. They consist of a clear glass tube with the numbers from 0 – 9 stacked behind each other. The tube is filled with neon gas and then sealed. Each digit has its own connection, so when a small electrical current is applied, the neon gas around the digit is ionized and creates a distinctive orange glow. There is no heat produced, so the tubes can easily last up to 20 years.
7.5"L x 5"W x 5.5"H
- OriginUnited Kingdom
— Warranty: Manufacturer's 12 Month
— Made From A Real Cold War DP-66 Geiger Counter
— Each One Individually Signed & Numbered
— 4 Off German Z570M Nixie Tubes
— Tube Life: 20 Years
— Simple Setting Via 2 Buttons
— Accuracy: +/- 1 Minute Per Year
— Time & Date Display
— Programmable Backlight Color & Modes (Can Be Turned Off)
— 12V DC Power Supply
— Includes Adapter With 4.9' Cable
It weighs about 4lbs.Can you get replacement tubes?
Yes, but only from the original manufacturer.Does the counter actually work?
No, all the counters were supplied to us in non working condition. We just repurposed the casings, so any of the original electronics were removed.
Shipping AvailabilityUnited States
Shipping PolicyStandard Ground Shipping
Ship In5-6 weeks ⓘ
Return PolicyFinal sale, not eligible for return or cancellation