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Hi all,

Does anyone know anything about this little beauty?  A mate of mine bought it brand new a long time ago and found it when cleaning out the shed.

 

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Have not seen any of these in Aus ,but it is a BFO detector that would date from the late sixties to early seventies. The manual is probably still available on the net .

regards PM??

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Gosh Trent...a relic for sure. As a relic detector it may be able to find itself.:laugh:?

Best of luck to you out there

JW :smile: 

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Howdy TK,

Awesome!!  Now thats something i'd love to find in an attic, or a garden sale!!  I wonder how well it works.

Are you planning on testing it out?  I'd be mega interested in its capabilities and depth limits!

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Oh boy' o boy'.... how technology moves forward! All that tech, now in a tiny and lightweight Nox.  Astonishing!

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3 minutes ago, Andy2640 said:

Howdy TK,

Awesome!!  Now thats something i'd love to find in an attic, or a garden sale!!  I wonder how well it works.

Are you planning on testing it out?  I'd be mega interested in its capabilities and depth limits!

Hey Andy. I think technology has left that well behind. :smile:

JW

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I think the Nox technology will be a lot more compact & sophisticated than the rubber bands & wind up springs & radio valves in that large box. There may even be a nuclear power station inside there somewhere. Maybe even its own hydro power station. I can almost see the pull cord. Might need a bit more choke. ?

JW :smile:  

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Hheheheee ....  Agreed.

 

For Nostalgic reasons though and for a good chuckle, i would love to see its performance.  Personally if i had that little beauty, id start a whole new thread on the thing, including some well documented info + photos etc (much like your recent post) 

Then after that, I'd put it on display in my house ?  

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Geeezzzz...I better not show you my old Garrett  A2B Groundhog then. And that does still work. Once you get it going it does the quarter mile in three weeks, 4 days, 23 hours & 15 seconds. And before the batteries go flat it can calculate the compound interest traveling at the speed of light past three men who took four days to mow a lawn of 8 acres.:laugh:

JW :smile: 

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and we complain about the weight and ergonomics of a modern metal detector :laugh: I'm surprised the things not made of wood, I bet some early models were, even my TV was ?

I laughed at the pull cord to fire it up... but it looks more like it would need a crank start to me ?  Then a puff of smoke then it purrs like a kitten.

You may as well take it out for a spin, never know, some classics are great, take the GB2 for example, for an electronic item, it's ancient and look how well it performs.

Here is a spare coil for it on ebay

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Apollo-Metal-Detector-Search-Coil-Head-10-Transmitter-Receiver-Part/263804061688?hash=item3d6bf287f8%3Ag%3A3q0AAOSw6D1bJqrA&_sacat=0&_nkw=apollo+metal+detector&_from=R40&rt=nc&_trksid=m570.l1313

And here is the manual for you apollo_2.pdf

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