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Old 08-13-2018, 02:52 AM
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Default Back In The Day...

Anyone recognize the model?
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Remember when your cup holder sat next to you in a mini skirt and tank top?

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Old 08-13-2018, 05:32 AM
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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.
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Old 08-13-2018, 07:27 AM
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Mine detector

Tesoro (Detector of the Master Race): Vaquero, DeLeon, Cibola with GB mod, and Compadre (with coil swap and 3-D mods).
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Old 08-13-2018, 10:34 AM
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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.

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Old 08-13-2018, 11:56 AM
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The cop was detecting a crime scene in the yard of the "Amityville Horror" house probably looking for shell casings.

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Old 08-13-2018, 12:10 PM
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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.

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Old 08-13-2018, 01:17 PM
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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.


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