Please note: This site is an archive of the work of the late John Smout, the designer and nixie enthusiast. Although John is sadly no longer with us, his innovation deserves to live on as an inspiration to other engineers who love these vintage display technologies.

What is this website all about?

I am a designer living in London, UK. I design and make unusual electronic clocks and other items, usually involving light of some kind. Clock-It is my little corner of the web where I show what I have built and showcase some of my electronic explorations.

Many of the clocks use vintage neon glass display tubes called nixie tubes, while others use vacuum fluorescent displays (VFDs) or more modern light emitting diodes (LEDs).

This is not a commercial site, Clock-It is not a business, but some of the items are for sale to discerning lovers of art, where stated.

I hope you will enjoy browsing this site…