The MOD-6_7971 Nixie tube clock

I haven’t mentioned it before, but I’m a bit of a clock geek. The technical term for that is “horophile”. I have quite a few oddball timepieces around the house, including the first QLOCKTWO delivered to the US, a pair of Bulbdial clocks, and many Nixie tube and VFD clocks.

However, last week I received the largest clock kit ever – the MOD-6_7971 by by Carl Ott and Michael Barile. The completed clock is over 20″ wide and 6″ high, with digits 2½” tall.

I have a separate page here describing the clock, but I’m adding a link here so people can find it, and also to facilitate comments (while the actual clock page doesn’t support comments, you can comment here).

Here’s a teaser picture – click the picture for more info:

MOD-6 Nixie clock


2 Responses to “The MOD-6_7971 Nixie tube clock

  • 1
    millenniummarque
    July 6th, 2011 13:26

    Desperate to get hold of some B7971’s ! Do you know of any ?

  • 2
    Terry Kennedy
    August 15th, 2011 03:13

    B7971’s show up on eBay every now and then. You can expect to pay upwards of $100 each for them, though, often with no guarantee from the seller. The days of being able to buy as many tubes as you wanted for $2.50 each are long gone – take a look at the ad on my main MOD-6 page (in the article above).

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