Clock on vintage gas-discharge indicator lamps IN-4 with decorator OG-4 from the past. Lamps are not released for more than 30 years and have become a rarity. Great solution for an unusual gift, which will be appreciated by virtue and will be constantly reminded of you. Volumetric figures from a luminous gas look fascinating. The case is assembled from birch plywood and coated with special oil.
Thanks to the built-in battery in the watch, the time after turning off the power is not reset to 1.5 years. Size: Length - 230 mm. The name Nixie comes from the abbreviation NIX 1 - Numerical Indicator eXperimental 1 (experimental digital indicator, development 1). The name was assigned to the entire line of such indicators and became a household name. In particular, the Soviet indicators IN-14 in foreign catalogs are recorded as IN-14 Nixie.
From the early 1950s to the 1970s, indicators built on the gas discharge principle were dominant in technology. Later they were replaced by vacuum-luminescent, liquid crystal displays and LED indicators and have become quite rare today.Currently, most gas discharge indicators are no longer being produced. Some researchers believe that about 10 years before the invention of the Nixie tube type indicator, a similar design device called the Inditron was developed. The authors of this invention made a mistake by not using a separate anode at all. In order to illuminate one or another cathode digit in such an indicator, it was required, as in a conventional gas-discharge indicator, to supply a negative potential. But the positive potential was applied to the next figure - it became the anode for a while. It is clear that it is quite difficult to control such an indicator, and the absence of a mesh anode that does not allow metal particles sprayed from the cathodes to the front wall of the balloon led to its rapid turbidity. The Inditron was forgotten, and the gas discharge indicator soon had to be reinvented. Survived unusual devices quite a bit. If desired, not only a clock, but also a calendar can be performed on gas discharge indicators. In recent years, the popularity of discharge indicators has increased due to their unusual antique look.
Unlike LCDs, they emit soft neon orange or purple light. To UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. Asia and Europe and Oceania. We do not mark merchandise values below value or mark items as "gifts" - US and International government regulations prohibit such behavior. We are a trading company providing excellent service and quality.
These watches were collected under a special order and presented in a piece. The item "Nixie Tube Clock in-4 indicators with GPS with battery function" is in sale since Friday, August 9, 2019. This item is in the category "Consumer Electronics\Vintage Electronics\Vintage Audio & Video\Vintage Parts & Accessories\Vintage Tubes & Tube Sockets". The seller is "anto-1687" and is located in Mytishchi.This item can be shipped worldwide.