Jodrell clock

£3,450

This is one of the collaborative pieces designed with Paul Parry of Bad Dog Designs and is intended as a contemporary take on the traditional grandfather clock. It has been designed and handmade from the ground up with aluminium, oak, brass, and stainless steel detailing.

This floor standing Nixie clock has been named ‘Jodrell’ as a nod to the British scientific observatory at Jodrell Bank because it has the appearance of something that is waiting patiently for incoming extraterrestrial communications.

Jodrell uses four IN-12 Nixie tubes set in a circular brass plate, is WiFi enabled for time synchronisation and has a switchable back light which bounces reflected light from the dish. When the main light is turned off it is replaced with a rotating glow that indicates the passing seconds.

Nixie tubes were once popular in the 1950’s and 1960’s and used in many electronic gadgets of the time, from petrol pumps to military equipment. Long since out of production, each of these clocks are made from recovered old stock lost in warehouses.

Paul started making clocks using these Nixie tubes a few years ago and has quickly made a global name for himself with his clocks selling all over the world. Please have a look at his website, www.bad-dog-designs.co.uk to see some of the amazing clocks he has made.

Available with different materials for the clock base including oak, leather and textile, plus various colour options.

Limited edition of 15.