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T-1000 Nixie Clock

By Paul Parry
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Product Description

The T-1000 is a full-featured contemporary Nixie Clock, contained within a sleek stainless steel case and uses 6 original German Z570M Nixie tubes that date back to the late 1980s. The clock itself is completely hand-assembled and tested in the UK. The T-1000 displays the time and date, and incorporates a full-color lighting system under the tubes for added effect. Many features are available such as auto shut-off option at night, 12 / 24 hour mode selection, programmable colon separators, display fades, and more.

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.

Product Details
  • ColorsSilver
  • Materials
    Stainless Steel
  • Measurements
    7"L x 3"W x 3"H
  • OriginUnited Kingdom

— Warranty: Manufacturer's 12 Month
— Individually Signed & Numbered
— 6 Original German Z570M Nixie Tubes
— Tube Life: Approx. 20 Years
— Accurate To +/- 1 Minute Per Year
— Fully Programmable RGB Backlight Options
— Time & Date Display
— Super Simple Settings With 2 Buttons
— 12/24 Hour Mode, Leading Zero Suppression
— 12V DC Supply With 4.9' Cord
— Includes Adapter for US Outlets (110V)

How big are the tubes measurements?

The tubes are cylindrical, so they have a diameter of 19mm and stand about 50mm tall.

Can you turn off the under lights?

Yes, you can turn them off all together if you wish, or program in any color you want.

Is there a kit to make it?

No, it is supplied fully assembled and tested.

Does it have a stop watch or timer option?

No, it's just a clock - Time and Date only.

Is it compatible with 110-220v?

It is supplied with a suitable mains adaptor for the USA at 110v AC.

How is time/date displayed?

Normally the clock displays Hours, minutes and Seconds, but for 5 seconds every minute, it switches to the date.. month / day / year

Are the tubes replaceable?

Yes, they are replaceable. However, we would advise on the correct procedure if you ever needed to swap one out.

Do they function like the original tubes with the gas etc?

They are original tubes with the neon gas inside. Not a modern OLED replica.

About the Designer
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Paul Parry

Bad Dog Designs founder and electronics engineer Paul Parry grew up dismantling and sometimes successfully reassembling all kinds of electronics and devices. His first Nixie tube clock was assembled on a whim—without even realizing the appeal of the steampunk aesthetic he was creating. The passion project has since evolved into a full-blown entrepreneurial endeavor, employing both Paul and his wife Karen full time. Bad Dog Designs earned a Merit award in the International Arts & Crafts Design Awards in 2016. Paul is also a recognized artist by the UK's Craft Council, and works as an artisan on the BBC's "Money for Nothing" TV series.

Shipping Information
  • Shipping Availability
    United States
  • Shipping Policy
    Standard Ground Shipping
  • Ship In
    1 business day
  • Return Policy
    Final sale, not eligible for return or cancellation

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