Made to look like a portable launching device for a Nuclear missile system, this is the 'Armageddon' clock. Made from a 1970's Wattmeter housed in a sturdy wooden casing with a carry handle. Hasthe all important Big Red Switch, once this is triggered then the Display backlighting turns red - and the row of LED's on the front starts to count down and strobe and then flash before launch!
There's a close up of the Nixie tube display - uses the cold war IN-12 Russian Nixie tubes, and glowing red to indicate that the system is active. In safe mode they glow white from behind.
Very difficult to show moving LED's in a still photo! Hopefully you can see by the fading brightness what the end effect looks like. The clock then closes up with the original lid for the piece of equipment.