Ever seen those cool ass clocks witht eh glowing numbers inside what looks like vacuum tubes? I know you have. Now you can own your own vintage-style nixie tube clock and add that extravagant touch to any room. Perfect for Fallout and Bioshock inpired decoration but also at home in any steampunk parlor or sitting room!
The elephant clock, as depicted by Badi'al-Zaman Abū al-‘Izz ibn Ismā'īl ibn al-Razāz al-Jazarī from his manuscript The Book of Knowledge of Ingenious Mechanical Devices, 1206. On the construction of the clock, Al-Jazari remarked that “the elephant represents the Indian and African cultures, the two dragons represents Chinese culture, the phoenix represents Persian culture, the water work represents ancient Greek culture, and the turban represents Islamic culture”.
“A Chronos table clock, J. P.
Kayser Sohn, Krefeld, c. 1900, silver plated metal, the curved case
decorated with raised floral motifs and featuring a moulded seated
figure of Chronos with hourglass and scythe.“ via Google+.