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Nixie tubes

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Nixie tubes are gas filled glow-discharge indicators containing a wire-mesh anode and multiple cathodes that are shaped like numerals or other symbols.

They were used as numeric readout displays before LED displays became ubiquitous in that function.

Nixie tube types

See Category:Nixie tubes

Tek equipment with Nixies

  • 230 digital read-out
  • 567 sampling scope (in the 6R1/6R1A plug-in)
  • 909 calculator
  • ...