Bought a new old toy

whitewill_1

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I just purchased a Whites 5000/d g.e.b. I needed to get another machine and thought one pf the old difficult ones would be fun. Cant touch a decent new one for the price either. Im reading that these machines can detect coins pretty deep which will probably be better than my f2. I have to wait a week now for it to come and thwn wait fot good weather to try it out. I think I will like it because I like the bh junior which is one tone with needle guage like the old ones. I figured out how to read it and was killing coins. An old detector for finding old coins sounds good to me.
 

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KRose

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That looks like an old Sears metal detector that I got for Christmas years ago. It had Sears name on it but it was made by Whites. It looked almost exactly like the one you had posted the pic's of. I was glad when I got this one. The Sears/Whites replaced my first detector ever, a WW II mine detector. It was complete with the old army issue wooden box. It was bigger than I was. lol
 

whitewill_1

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That looks like an old Sears metal detector that I got for Christmas years ago. It had Sears name on it but it was made by Whites. It looked almost exactly like the one you had posted the pic's of. I was glad when I got this one. The Sears/Whites replaced my first detector ever, a WW II mine detector. It was complete with the old army issue wooden box. It was bigger than I was. lol
What ever happened to the old army one? U find any mines?
 

Bill Terry

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#9
Hi Whitewill,
That's the .machine I started with 35 years ago. I contacted Whites customer service for a battery and charger for it. They do not make anymore but a customer service rep, Mary Hudson, went and found a battery and charger that worked and sent it to me. When I got it there was no Bill! I contacted her and her reply was" HAPPY HOLIDAYS" enjoy. I thought that I got in touch with Santa himself. Turkey a great machine the 5000
 

sojourner

COINSTAR KING
#11
Congrats on the vintage White's detector. I'm sure it'll serve you well. I'm using my White's Eagle II that I bought in 1989 and it's still going strong. It weighs a ton compared to today's detectors but I feel it's better than the Ace 250 I was using for awhile.
 

diggin brains

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I just purchased a Whites 5000/d g.e.b. I needed to get another machine and thought one pf the old difficult ones would be fun. Cant touch a decent new one for the price either. Im reading that these machines can detect coins pretty deep which will probably be better than my f2. I have to wait a week now for it to come and thwn wait fot good weather to try it out. I think I will like it because I like the bh junior which is one tone with needle guage like the old ones. I figured out how to read it and was killing coins. An old detector for finding old coins sounds good to me.
what happened to the T2
 
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