Welcome to the Starting Points Page here are various items that I have aquired or got in stock that you can ask me to make into clocks or other objects for you. I will add to this page frequently as I'm always getting interesting objects into the workshop. I haven't the resources to turn all these items into clocks, so it is best if you pick though, or ask me to find something 'similar' to any of these examples.


Old bits of Test Equipment / Wooden Boxes

Some of these pictures show a ideas where you could place tubes - ie just sitting on top, but it helps see how a finished piece might go together


Picture 1 - Available

Giant 1950's Calendar Bridge. Suit 6 of Dalibor's tubes on top for a huge clock!


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Original 1950's Valve powered Hearing testing machine, make a good period clock.


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Classic AVO 8 Multimeter - I aslo have others, that will make a neat desk clock.


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Ideal for a 6 digit Gordon type clock. Has an original brass front panel.


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Nice little 1920's Meter, would make a Deco style Gordon clock.


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Or a more regular wood and brass Gordon clock can be made out of this meter.


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If you fancy a Captain Nemo clock, then this walnut and oak casket type box would be perfect


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Would turn into a nice little desk clock, either tubes out the top, or inset into the dial.


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Would turn into a nice little desk clock, either tubes out the top, or inset into the dial.


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Very nice large Wheatstone bridge. Similar instrument used to create the Neon Reactor clock


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Large Cambridge Instruments bridge, has to be for a mad scientist clock.


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Very small Kodak Brownie camera, 4 tubes out of the top or 4 set inset into the side of the casing.


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Old Miniature Oscilloscope - would be cut down to size.


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A lovely old Bridge, about 50cm long and in great original condition. 6 Large tubes on top and some dekatrons?


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Exactly the same piece of equipment that made the Neon Reactor MK I clock. 6 large tubes, Dekatrons and glowing things!


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Old clock casing, dark oak with glass panelling at the bottom. Fit a Nixie clock where the dial goes and then have a lighting effect in the base.


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Large Hammered brass box


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Small little bakelite meter, suit a little Gordon type clock for your desk or office.


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Destined to become a 'Gordon' clock - may even have room for a Dekatron or two!


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Very technical looking thing, lots of knobs and levers, and potential for top or front mounted tubes


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Small American style mantle clock. Would fit a small 6 digit clock inside with some Steampunk decoration.


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Great looking Art Deco styled resistance box. Ideal to have 6 tubes out of the top and mounted on a wooden plinth.


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Waveform Corrector Box, again would make a very nice clock.


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Would make a Giant Excalibur clock, room for lots of LED's and some amazing brass there already!


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1950's styled metal Decade resistance box - ideal for a Magnox 1 type clock.


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Suitable for a Steampunk contraption type clock.


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I believe this was used by the Military for detecting Mines, ideally suited to a clock - even has the Nixies already in there!


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found this beauty. Done a lot of small Galvanometer clocks - this is a Huge one that will accommodate 6 digits HH:MM:SS and some!


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1940's Cambridge Decade box - exact copy of the box I made into Magnox II.


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Big chunky piece of equipment. Best wall mounted with a 4 digit display cut into the Dial plate.


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Large Wattmeter, polished aluminium front 1930's Would make either a 4 or 6 digit Gordon type clock.


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Very big, I was thinking 4 front facing tubes. Hours on the top row and Minutes on the bottom.


Picture 33 - Available

A basic Volt / Amp meter that can be made into a Double Gordon type clock - time / temp or 2nd timezone display.


Picture 34 - Available

Upsidedown type of wooden cased Ammeter. Suit a Gordon or Watson type clock.


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Very hard to find, but this would make another 'Captain Nemo' clock. Already have the top plinths made for the tube pods.


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Another smaller clock housing, will just manage to squeeze 4 tubes in the place where the dial is. Nice detailed box


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Scientific looking Peg Decade box - Brass Bakelite and Wood. Just asking for 4 tubes to come out of the top and have Chasing Leds fitted


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Slightly more modern meter. Still wooden cased, would look good with Radio valves across the top and tubes in the dial.


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Make a very neat little Gordon clock, ideal for a desk or office


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Very neat a Double Gordon type clock but folds up into a single box. Could be a travelling clock perhaps?


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Make an interesting small clock, just take 4 tubes in the top quite nicely.


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Very large and complicated looking, suit 6 of the large IN-18 / ZM1040 tubes on the top, and a lot of pipework!


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Very nice and very old Gambrell resisitance box. Make a lovely Steampunk type clock with 6 tubes out the top.


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The Giant Meters that get made in to Grand Master Gordons. 6 digit displays and a lot of decoration.


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Make an interesting small clock - not sure what it is, but has a lovely lucite casing.


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Another Large and complex looking scientific instrument, lots of scope with this one.


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This is a Cambridge Portable Potentiometer, or you may now also know it as a Neon Reactor Mk II


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Ideal Watt meter to make a nice Watson clock out of, wooden case and bakelite front.


Picture 49 - Available

Potential for a dual time clock, one display in the Dial and the other in the panel above. All Bakelite and 1940's


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Very interesting looking instrument, 6 tubes out of the top and Dekatrons all over the place!


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This will make a very nice Art Deco style Watson type clock, oak casing and Aluminium front panel.


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Ready to go to make a little miniature Excalibur clock with the sequenced LED's


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Here's another candiate for a Gordon clock, a little more worn and older than some of the others.


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Ok, I can't get every photo in perfect focus.. this would make a very nice Marconi type clock.


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Another Giant piece of standards equipment, might look good with picture 56 bolted on top!


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This is a wind up resistor, not a clock as such, but would look the part attached to something and then motorized!


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Original Cambridge Bridge that I turn into Marconi clocks with the IN-18 tubes.


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Perfect starting point for a steampunk type contraption, calling out for some brass piping and glowing coils.


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4 front facing Nixies, will make a nice little desk clock in a plain and simple box.


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Very old 1910 - 1920, would make something similar to the Harley clock.


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A very small old Meter that converts nicely into a Gordon MK VI Nixie Clock.


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Had one of these in before and made the 'Resistance' clock, great little desk clock with 6 Nixies out of the top.


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A radio out of a Mig-21 Russian fighter Jet. lots of potential for this one as a clock or interesting object.


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This will make a compact Turing type clock, 6 tubes on top with lovely oak casing and a whole lot of Bakelite


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Very old folding contraption. Could make a hidden clock where you open the lid to see the time.


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Original 1950's 'His Masters Voice' radio set. Would clean up the casing and then introduce 4 discreet Nixie tubes in the front.


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Would make a very interesting Magnox type clock, but with 6 forward facing tubes where the 6 control knobs are.


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Has to be turned into an Excalibur type clock. Lots of RGB Leds where each of the pegs are currently located.


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A rather large wooden box containing an old PH meter and a load of electrochemical apparatus.


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I think this came from an old power station. A vintage Oak cased Power factor meter. Tubes on the top and have the dial moving.


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Immensly complicated looking piece of equipment in a wooden case that can easilly accommodate 6 giant R568M tubes on top.


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This would make a Steampunk wooden cased Magnox type clock, but have 6 digits HH:MM:SS on the display.


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A little control panel type box with an angled front. Either tubes out the top, or inset into the front panel.


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This was an old Electric shock machine. Very small but can house 4 tubes inside so you open the lid to see them.


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Not sure what this was. Little wooden box with a drawer in the front. Started to fit 4 tubes out of the top.


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Pretty little Victorian rosewood work box that I make into the Steampunk Pandora clocks.


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Little Burl Walnut box, destined for a 6 tube Steampunk clock. Even has an old mechanical clock fitted.


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This is an old Tea Caddy box, made from rosewood and going to be a Dr Who clock I would think.


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Great mahogany casing, with a bakelite front panel. Will make into a 4 digit clock inset into the dial you can wall hang.


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Another large meter ready to be turned into a Gordon Clock - can fit 6 digits inside this one.