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Nixie Machine by Frank Buchwald for M.A.D.Gallery

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What do you do with a stockpile of rare Nixie tubes that have been perfectly preserved in a sealed Bulgarian Army Depot? Well, if you're the M.A.D.Gallery you commission German artist Frank Buchwald to create one impressive conversation starter. Buchwald used the six tubes to create an industrial sculpture and one of the most elaborate clocks you've ever seen.

Photos: M.A.D.Gallery

Photos: M.A.D.Gallery

Comprised of 350 components, the Nixie Machines come in a limited run of twelve editions and come in burnished steel and brushed brass or stainless steel and brushed brass. The tubes are some of the largest and rarest in existence and can display time in 12 hours or 24 hours and can be automatically set via the built-in GPS receiver. 

The Nixie Machine is available now for CHF 24’800 (Approx. $28,449) at

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