Nixie tube

Updated: 12/31/2020 by Computer Hope
Nixie tube

A Nixie tube is a display tube first introduced in 1951 by Burroughs Corporation that displays numbers 0 through 9. These tubes were found in early electronic devices, such as calculators, frequency counters, voltmeters, and other devices, that needed a method of displaying numeric values.


Steve Wozniak is known for wearing a watch a Nixie Watch from Cathode Corner. The Nixie Watch is a retro-geek watch that uses two Nixie tubes to display the time.

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