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Digital desk clock, Swis, c 1960s.

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Digital desk clock, Swis, c 1960s.
3 4 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 26cm


This digital display clock was a novelty when the Swis Longines Company made it in the early 1960s. The orange numbers are produced by 'nixie' tubes based on neon lamps. A control logic makes the orange discharge form around one of the 10 display electrodes designed to show the digits one to nine.

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