Whites is Suspending Production! "After 70 Years Goodbye"
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  1. #1

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    Whites is Suspending Production! "After 70 Years Goodbye"

    Just got the email @ 6:30pm eastern
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    us
    Apr 2009
    Cumberland Va
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    I had many a good hunt with my Whites Blue and Gray. Heavy as a boat anchor and plenty of knobs. I sold it years ago when downsizing my collection.
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  3. #3
    us
    Mar 2012
    Wallingford, Connecticut 1667
    Whites MXT, Dual Field, CZ-21, Vaquero, Home Brewed (3). Detecting since 1972.
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    Yes but Garrett is buying the rights etc. so will probably see some detectors there.
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    us
    Oct 2014
    Massachusetts
    Garrett: AT Pro, AT Gold & Infinium; Minelab: Explorer SE, II & X-terra 705; Simplex; Tesoro: Tejon & Outlaw; White's: V3i
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    I also received the message from Whites. It appears Garrett has purchased the ability to make and repair machines. I look forward to see how the combination of companies panout!
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  5. #5
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    Feb 2007
    Arlington Heights, IL
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    I just got that message from Whites tonight. . . lots of good memories with my first Whites detector, an XLT.
    I had bought it at a sporting goods store (begging the wife for her blessing) while visiting my in-laws in Omaha and spent that evening reading the instruction manual.
    Next morning I hunted my father-in-laws back yard and pulled this up. . . a clad quarter wrapped in a note, from my son, who buried it the night before. I was wondering why the family was watching me dig.

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  6. #6
    go out and dig something

    Jan 2008
    Maine
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    heard, Garrett bought Whites, we will see what comes from it
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  7. #7
    us
    "Is that a Geiger Counter?"

    Feb 2006
    South Central Upstate NY in the foothills of the headlands
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    Last edited by Charlie P. (NY); Oct 16, 2020 at 09:43 PM.
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  8. #8
    us
    Mar 2018
    Todds Point, IL
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    I still have my White's 6000D Coinmaster. 14 batteries! Lots of good memories with it when I lived in town. It looks huge sitting next to my nox800. Gary
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  9. #9
    us
    Oct 2020
    OKlahoma
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    I used an Eagle Spectrum and then the DFX, and enjoyed them both.. Yes it will be interesting to see where this goes with Garrett acquiring them..

  10. #10

    Sep 2016
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    Here is the post on the Garrett site:

    https://garrett.com/noticesupdates?m...eid=9702782237
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  11. #11
    us
    Jun 2011
    Oklahoma
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    Many years ago, I worked at a local factory. During the 17 years that I worked there, they changed owners 4 times. Sometimes good, sometimes not so good. After I left they eventually began outsourcing a lot of products to China. They eventually closed the operation here and moved to Puerto Rico and left all their employees here without a job.

    As odd as it seems for Whites to be acquired by Garrett who was their rival competitor, I'm very glad that they are remaining in American hands. I hope the Whites employees are taken care of, as they are the ones who this will affect the most.
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  12. #12
    Charter Member
    us
    I can dig it! "WP"

    Mar 2007
    Arizona
    Whites TM 808, Whites GMT, Tesoro Lobo Super Traq, Suction Dredges, Trommels, Gold Vacs, High Bankers, Fluid bed Gold Traps, Rock Crushers, Sluices, Dry Washers, Miller Tables, Rp4 Shaker table, etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cathexis View Post
    Here is the post on the Garrett site:

    https://garrett.com/noticesupdates?m...eid=9702782237

    That is Great news! I love my Whites GMT
    Paid for itself many times over and still going strong.


    Go for the Gold
    GG~

 

 

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