`Mission Bell` Wavemeter Clock
A nixie clock based on a WW2 US Navy Wavemeter, this clock uses the well proven PV `funclock` to drive the four socketed IN-8 tubes arranged in front of the large illuminated valve mounted on the top. These tubes have very clear 18mm high digits, and tube changing is easy due to simple socket arrangement. Tubes have ultraviolet colour underlighting. 4 Valves at the rear have dimmable underighting, as well as the illuminated dial on the front panel. Lighting effects can be switched on or off and dimmed using the original controls on the front panel - even the large frequency changing dial works!. The large valve on the top and the lights below the base are remote controlled with lots of colour choices and colour changing effects etc. I`ve used some of the original internals to make up the array on the top. Large valve on the right is mounted on the original input socket and can even be unplugged! It has colour changing and flickering light effects. Looks amazing at night throwing up some interesting shadows on the wall. Comes with the original code book which lives in a retainer under the clock- a nice conversation piece! This was not an easy project as the original interior was absolutely crammed with electronics, and being a high quality US construction did not want to come apart easily!
Size 26 x 20 x 34cms (LxWxH) including valves