Ediswan Desk Clock
The Ediswan Desk Clock
Back in 1883 Thomas Edison merged with Joseph Swan to form the Edison & Swan United Electric Light Company, shortened to Ediswan. This little clock is made from an original voltmeter, I estimate it to be 1920's by the construction. I've left it pretty much untouched, apart from a light clean and the addition of the clock electronics and controls, all the wear and patina have been left in place from the battered oak casing to the worn leather handle. You can see it's had a life, and now will quietly sit on someone's desk and continue to serve as a clock.
There's only the one of these clocks in existance, and once it is sold I will not be able to make another as I've never come across one of the original volt meters
- Hours and Minutes display on four IN-12B nixie tubes with 16mm digit height - tube life in excess of 20 years
- Quartz accuracy for timekeeping, with adjustment if clock gains or looses over time
- Simple time setting using two buttons.
- 12 or 24 hour modes.
- Standard, fading, or crossfading with scrollback display modes.
- Programmable night mode - blanked or dimmed display to save tubes or prevent sleep disturbance.
- Made from an original 1920's piece of test equipment.
The Meter measures about 16cm wide, 19cm tall and 9cm deep.