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Bad Dog Designs makes individual bespoke Nixie Clocks from original period items

About Bad Dog Designs Nixie Clocks Ltd

Bad Dog Designs

The clock workshop is located in the heart of Staffordshire where we aim to create unique and individual clocks from original vintage Nixie tubes.

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 clock is made from salvaged tubes or from uncovered old stock lost in warehouses. The tubes have a distinctive orange glow and real depth of movement as each digit is stacked behind other within the tube.

Every clock is handmade, more a piece of art than a timepiece – by their very nature they are individually constructed from recycled equipment, or original vintage items. Inside however, the latest microprocessor technology is used to drive these long forgotten tubes.


Paul Parry

Born in Birmingham in 1972, Paul is an electronics engineer with some 25+ years’ experience in his field. A lifelong constructor of electronic gadgets and creations has now devoted his attentions to Nixie tubes and the aesthetics of the Steampunk Genre to create some superb and individual timepieces. Well known within the Nixie community and featured nationally in Stuff magazine, Paul is now producing and supplying Nixie clocks around the globe.