Friendly Metal Detecting Forums   Myers Depot Metal Detectors
List all sponsors

Go Back   Friendly Metal Detecting Forums > Metal Detecting > General Hobby Discussion

Reply
  
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 08-13-2018, 01:52 AM
Detector Nut's Avatar
Detector Nut Detector Nut is offline
Elite Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Zombieland
Posts: 9,655
Default Back In The Day...

Anyone recognize the model?
Attached Images
 

__________________
Remember when your cup holder sat next to you in a mini skirt and tank top?

Reply With Quote


  #2  
Old 08-13-2018, 04:32 AM
Tom_in_CA's Avatar
Tom_in_CA Tom_in_CA is online now
Elite Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 7,163
Default

Looks like a mid to late 1960s Whites. But there was another brand or two that had the same boxes, coils, etc... In fact, I think Whites simply made it for them, and it was simply a different logo on the box . So no matter how you slice it, it was still Whites.
Reply With Quote


  #3  
Old 08-13-2018, 06:27 AM
Gauntlet's Avatar
Gauntlet Gauntlet is offline
Supporter
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: South of Graceland
Posts: 2,965
Default

Mine detector

__________________
Tesoro (Detector of the Master Race): Vaquero, DeLeon, Cibola with GB mod, and Compadre (with coil swap and 3-D mods).
Fisher: 1265X

Squad Leader: Team Cupcake

Reply With Quote


  #4  
Old 08-13-2018, 09:34 AM
GKL's Avatar
GKL GKL is online now
Supporter
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: Winnsboro, South Carolina
Posts: 3,737
Talking

Does that sign "High Hopes" indicate how he feels about finding something good ?

…….at least back then it likely was when there was a lot more silver in circulation even if clad had come out by then.

__________________
Gary
Bounty Hunter Tracker IV and Cen-Tech Pinpointer
other (occasional) hobbies: astronomy, rockhounding, green screening
John 3:5 Acts 2:38
Navy Vet

Reply With Quote


  #5  
Old 08-13-2018, 10:56 AM
diggin4clad's Avatar
diggin4clad diggin4clad is offline
Elite Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: Eastern Connecticut
Posts: 1,187
Default

The cop was detecting a crime scene in the yard of the "Amityville Horror" house probably looking for shell casings.

__________________
White's M6 White's TreasurePro White's Digmaster White's TRX pinpointer

Reply With Quote


  #6  
Old 08-13-2018, 11:10 AM
Saltshaker's Avatar
Saltshaker Saltshaker is offline
Supporter
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Posts: 222
Default

Thats pretty cool. The one thing that gets me is the design of old detectors...I guess balance was not thought of until much later.

__________________
Modified Excal 800 w/ 8" & 10" coils & PB7 Headphones
Minelab SE Pro w/ 12X10 SEF & 6" EQ2 Excel Coil
Waterproof Explorer SE w/ 8X6 SEF & 11" DD Pro Coil
Garrett AT Pro w/ extra 5x8 Coil

Reply With Quote


  #7  
Old 08-13-2018, 12:17 PM
jimther's Avatar
jimther jimther is offline
Full Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Eastern Taxachusetts
Posts: 204
Default

I remember seeing White’s detectors in a Sears catalog with the Sears name on them. And speaking of “Back in the Day”, my dad got from a neighbor, then gave to me, maybe 25 years ago, an old Fisher “two-box” detector that used vacuum tubes and large batteries, versus solid state electronics. The boxes were constructed of Masonite, I believe, and the handle that joined the transmit and receive boxes/coils was made of wood. A very neat relic of this hobby. I ended up selling it to a fellow MTHA club member who was a Fisher detector dealer.

Jim

__________________
USAF Veteran

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Whites Spectrum XLT, Garrett Propointer II, Gray Ghost Headphones, Wilcox 102 digger
~ This message was composed entirely from recycled electrons ~


Last edited by jimther; 08-13-2018 at 12:19 PM. Reason: Clarification
Reply With Quote


Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:58 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.