Two digit nixie tube?!

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11 years 9 months ago #354 by Stuckey
This is new to me. Starting at $99 for 3x. Please don't bid against me :)






Burroughs B54368:
www.tubeclockdb.com/on-ebay/200-rare-two...e-tube-for-sale.html

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11 years 9 months ago #356 by Accutron
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Too rich for my blood. You better place a serious bid if you plan on getting those, there's a few high rollers that are going to be all over that auction.

Burroughs is one of the only companies that produced a two character nixie. They don't appear to have full 10-digit stacks, so I hope nobody plans on making a clock out of them.

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11 years 9 months ago #357 by Stuckey
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I didn't catch the missing digits part. I wrote the seller a message asking what these were used for but I haven't gotten a response yet.

No kidding about the high rollers - it is amazing what some relatively common tubes go for some times...

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11 years 9 months ago #358 by AnubisTTP
The tube only has sixteen pins, so unless it is using some sort of oddball internal multiplexing, it can't have full digit stacks on both sides. Two digit nixies were typically built for displaying fractions; 1/2 5/8, etc. Burroughs also made an end view fraction tube and at least one 'elevator' tube... this had a full digit stack on the right and a reduced digit stack on the left, for displaying two digit elevator floor numbers.

All of Lauerstudio's auctions are expensive, and most of them are rare tubes... he/she has sold more 6879 dekatrons in the past month than the gods themselves.

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11 years 9 months ago #359 by Stuckey
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Update from Lauer Studio:

left stack is #7 #5 #8 #2 #0 anode
right stack is #5 #0 #5 #0 anode


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....weird

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11 years 9 months ago #364 by Accutron
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They didn't sell. I guess the weird digit stacks made them no-touchy for most people. They would be a nice addition for our nixie section, but there's no way I'd pay more than $10-15 apiece.

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