This Millclock IN-13 Nixie tube thermometer in solid black enclosure with metal elements could stand in some Soviet physics or engineering lab. Any competition between the blocks is accompanied by in-depth scientific research and rapid industrial growth. In late 60es, USSR mass produced audio equipment completely based on semiconductors and needed non-mechanic analogue indicator for it that would consume little power and be cost effective. That is when the IN-13 devices appeared. And were used up to 90es. They were given wide coverage in the Soviet “Radio” magazine with schemes how to assemble.
This Millclock Nixie tube thermometer uses neon gas in IN-13 Nixie tube to transfer electronic data of temperature to bar graph temperature indicator. PCB is hidden by enclosure that represents an engineering piece of art. It is made of high quality plastic of deep black color, with all the parts lazar cut and has metal fastening elements. The acrylic bar graph has Celsius and Fahrenheit charts that give the thermometer a retro and Gemini look. 2 independent adjustable RGB LEDs make it a relaxing night lamp. All the parts are of best quality. It is switched on and off with a knob. The device just can be plugged in and used at spot. This is a true evidence of physics and engineering of the past at service to the people.
Millclock IN-13 indoor thermometer of the industrial break-through times will give scientific look and historic depth to any office or individual specializing in construction, engineering, electronics and IT fields. Such thermometer in a more artistic environment will say that post-industrial society remembers how hard it used to be and gratefully uses historic industrial achievements. It is a perfect gift to a man that would be not only interesting to explore but that would be a symbol of rapid growth and prosperity. And of cause if you are a Soviet times collector, this IN-13 Nixie tube thermometer will be always cheering you up.