The star of this clock is a RCA Radiotron 860 tube. This is a rare piece of early radio history! These tubes are extremely rare and almost impossible to find.
This one came from a collection as can be seen by the label on the bottom of the base it once stood on. This tube has no date on it but the primary use of these tubes were in primarily high power transmitters. The fact that this tube is designated Radiotron puts the tube date back to the last 1920s through the early 1930s.
There are 10 RGBs in and around the tube that coupled with a beautifully stained box makes this a joy to behold. The tube with the rgbs create a color changing wheel within a wheel what I call the Ezekiel effect. Furthermore this tube is mounted in a vintage ceramic socket.
There is a YouTube video for this clock. Search Greg Denny and that model will be dated August 30, 2020.
Handmade items are not perfect and this is no exception. There are minor flaws that in my mind gives it character. When items are made from copper they are not perfect. There are dents and tool marks from either the construction or the original piece of copper plate that was used. These items arent made on a machine, they are hand made.I have recently had a negative experience with a very unreasonable, nitpicking person that this concept was completely unable for him to understand. If you expect a genuine handmade authentic steampunk clock, then you have found the right place. Back to my normal introduction. Thank you for taking the time to consider my product.
Ive had an interesting life full of hobbies like wood carving, blacksmithing and copper work that I now use to create one of a kind Nixie Clocks. I make a high quality kit designed in Switzerland and have sourced NOS tubes. With the artistic help of my wife staining and beautifying the enclosures we now have a quality product that I would like to own and that I can sell with confidence. You can have a clock hand built in the USA from parts that are decades old but are new and being utilized for the first time in their lives. The clock has a battery backup that keeps time to + or - 1 minute a year.
However from my observations I would say it is much more accurate than that. This is coming from a person who is a perfectionist and has CDO (thats OCD but in alphabetical order). That level of obsessive precision goes into the building of your clock. The design is a 6 digit display that every minute if you wish will display the date for 5 seconds and then scroll back to the time. The only word that works for a description is COOL.All the functions are set with one simple button. There are too many variations to describe here but be assured you can have this clock Your Way.
Tube life is lengthened by a blanking mode which you set when you are away and also an Anti Cathode Poisoning Feature that keeps the filaments clean and adds to the overall life of the tubes. Inspired by the SteamPunk movement Ive incorporated elements of copper and brass all handmade and unique to each clock.
I treat our customers like I would want to be treated. If you have a problem contact information is included which allows your needs to be resolved to your satisfaction. Check my feedback and you will see we have happy customers and we hope to include you in that group.Each clock is a work of joy. I find myself watching the clock instead of TV. Never had the passage of time been so fun. The size is 9 wide by 7 deep by 13 tall. Again thank you for your consideration. The item "Nixie Clock IN-14 Steampunk. RGB Lit RCA Radiotron 860 Tube. Ezekiel Ring Model" is in sale since Sunday, August 30, 2020. This item is in the category "Consumer Electronics\Vintage Electronics\Vintage Audio & Video\Vintage Parts & Accessories\Vintage Tubes & Tube Sockets". The seller is "gredenn7" and is located in Twin Falls, Idaho. This item can be shipped to United States.