Nixie Tubes?

Discussion in 'Marketplace' started by spinnaker, Oct 27, 2018.

  1. spinnaker

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    Anyone have access to a stash of Nixie tubes that are just taken up space? Eventually I want to build a clock.

    My new neighbor tells me he had access to a huge stash at work. All never used spares. He retired about 6 month before I moved in an no longer has access to the tubes. :(.
     
  2. danadak

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    Just a thought but call purchasing, explain the interest, and see if
    they want to get rid of it.

    Before they dump it.

    Regards, Dana.
     
  3. spinnaker

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    They are long gone as far as I know.
     
  4. danadak

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    A guess or you know for certain ?

    Regards, Dana.
     
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  5. ErnieM

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    I've seen Nixie tubes on sale at EBay and Amazon. New old Soviet era stock, though I hear there are a few guys here and there making them again.

    As these guys are basement operations making them one at a time by hand I would expect them to cost $$$.
     
  6. spinnaker

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    Yes I have seen them on eBay and Amazon.


    Maybe I need to get into glass blowing? ;)

    I understand a number of antique radio hobbyists make their own tubes.
     
  7. atferrari

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    Mr Paillard for starters.
     
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