Palmer's Student Stimulator
A rather unusual piece, with a macabre purpose. Used in the 1950's by biology students, it was for re-animating pieces of dissected rat in a bowl of solution so they could study how muscles work, and how the addition of electricity made them move.
Now a much safer Nixie clock, with 4 large IN-8-2 tubes, and the original handle raised to serve as a tube protector. The original on / off switch on the front will turn the clock on and off, with a flashing central light. The clock controls are on the rear. I have about 20 of these in total, they are old and will have various marks or scratches or a different lamp on the front. I keep the front original, but I do restore the rest of the casing.
- Original piece of 1950's scientific equipment
- Hand converted and upcyled into a clock
- Nixie tubes can last in excess of 20 years
- 12 / 24 hr mode
- Creepy green backlight, although any other colour available on request
- Sleep mode
- Leading Zero / Slots routine settings.
The casing is made from mild steel, with an aluminium front panel. It measures 23cm wide x 14cm deep and 19cm to the top of the handle