We are proud and privileged to introduce our Brand of the week – Nuvitron!
Who is Nuvitron?
With the design philosophy of “Looking to the past, creating the future”, Nuvitron brings to you products that are the classics of the future. Each item is unique, and are handcrafted by highly skilled artisans with rich experiences in their trade. Slow. Sure. Steady – Nuvitron continues to innovate and create beautiful, limited quantities of products using renewable materials with a rich history behind it!
Enter in our latest giveaway and stand a chance to win a Vintage Nixie Tube Clock worth $299!
The Story Behind the Vintage Nixie Tube Clock
With brand new Nixie tubes that were rescued from exile in long abandoned basements in Eastern Europe, The Vintage Nixie Tube Clock imparts a warm glow from within its beautiful, handmade, Art Deco wooden enclosure. Each clock casing takes over 30 hours to create and a lifetime to admire.
The Vintage Nixie Clock is handcrafted using new old stock tubes that are at least 30 years old, have never been used before, and come from the former Soviet Union. Old school technology combined with an art deco style in a fine wooden enclosure. Bring to your home a piece of history with The Vintage Nixie Clock and its Cold War era components.
• You can increase or decrease the brightness of the Nixie Tubes if needed.
• Color LED´s behind the Nixie tubes will help you set the clock, the alarm and will have decorative effects that you can disable if desired.
• Display time on 12 or 24 hours format and use the alarm to wake you up with a vintage style.
• Our Nixie Clock was designed to work below its operation point to ensure the tubes last longer.
• Nixie tubes are easily swappable, provided that they’re held in place using copper pin connectors.
Retro technology from the Cold War era
Nixie tubes lie at the heart of our Nixie tube clocks and also give it its name. The tubes were manufactured decades ago in the former Soviet Union with the intention of being used in military equipment for purposes that are probably best left unsaid.
The tubes we use are brand new and we rescued them from a potential life of mass destruction to offer them a peaceful future. Nixie tubes are the ancestors of LEDs but much, much cooler.
Numeric Indicator Experimental Nº1. That is how the Nixie name was born. A simple and elegant solution to meet the need of a numerical display. This technology was developed by an american company called Burroughs Corporation in the mid-fifties.
State Of The Art Electronics
A tribute to the basis of modern technology
The R&D facilities at Nuvitron are the modern equivalent of the alchemist labs of days gone by. Back then, wizards with long beards sweated over bubbling and steaming cauldrons in a vain attempt to turn base metals into gold.
Many of our wizards are similarly bearded and some of them do sweat a lot but the real difference is that they do succeed in turning base materials into gold; taking vintage technology, combining it with modern electronics and turning it into gold by clothing it in beautiful, handcrafted wooden enclosures, now available online for the discerning consumer.
Design And Craftsmanship
Each Vintage Nixie Tube clock takes more than 30 hours of work.
There are no mass-produced, robot-made items here. Our art deco enclosures are all handmade by skilled artisans and each one takes over 30 hours to create.
As if that wasn’t enough, we then use linseed oil to nourish and protect the wood. This isn’t a stack-em-high-sell-‘em-cheap philosophy. It’s more of a don’t-stack-‘em-at-all-sell’-em-at-a-price-that-reflects-the-love-and-care-that-have-gone-into-‘em, type philosophy, if you will. (But we’ll understand if you won’t.)
Photos by: Nuvitron
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