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« Reply #10 on: November 17, 2011, 04:38:25 am »
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Posted on: November 16, 2011, 11:27:14 PM
Alright SandFisher, I'm intrigued... how do you store your finds?  Looking forward to seeing your pics.

Quite the interesting story about Kay.. thanks for sharing!

Andréa



Ok Andréa, I think you'll like this.

The company is "Snapware" and their products are made "here" in the states, (Miro Loma California).
The product is the "Snap 'N Stack", the come in different sizes, the ones I'm using are about 6"x6",by about 1 7/8" deep.  



This model comes with three layers, (trays), one has a divider.

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I added an extra layer, one with a divider in it.


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It was a better deal to buy a second stack and use the divided tray instead of buying an extra tray.


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Standard tray on the bottom for pennies

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Next a divider tray for nickles and dimes

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Next a divider tray for quarters and dollar coins.

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The top tray is for non coin finds that are keepers
I use small plastic boxes to separate those finds


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This company makes other sizes, the first one I ever bought is one I saw at Pep-Boys Auto Parts.

It's 6" x 9 " and has a smoke colored lid. I keep it in the trunk of my car, it's a three layer stack. The bottom has hand tools, the middle has fuses, light bulbs and electrical stuff, the top has a tire gauge, some hose clamps, epoxy, a tire fix kit, stuff like that.



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All these are made from pretty thick plastic and have a "Life Time Warranty"


Pretty good for keeping things organized, but ready to get up and go on a moments notice.


The 6"x6" stack of three was priced $5.99 at OSH Hardware
A quick search led me to a $2 off coupon from the factory good at any store selling Snapware products.

This company makes products for Food, Household, Crafts, etc.

To see the other sizes just add dot com to the name snapware, that's where I saw the coupon.


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« Reply #11 on: November 17, 2011, 09:06:43 am »
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Hey SandFisher, I checked out the snapware boxes, they look really useful.. seems like a smart way to get a lot of stuff stored without taking up a lot of space.  I haven't seen them around here, but I think I might be able to find them at the craft stores, so I'll have a look.  Thanks!

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« Reply #12 on: February 11, 2016, 11:21:21 am »
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I am Kay's oldest son and have the rare detectors pictured and all of her compass detectors still working fine, my two brothers and I got them when dad passed away, and we found literally 125 plus detectors in a storage shed in the back of their house in Vegas, apparently vendors gave them a lot of machines to try out. 

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« Reply #13 on: February 11, 2016, 12:26:07 pm »
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we found literally 125 plus detectors in a storage shed in the back of their house in Vegas, apparently vendors gave them a lot of machines to try out.  

That is a treasure find of a life time.
Welcome to the forum mike W
 

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Thanks mike W for the information on your mom's detectors...  and welcome to the forum from Oregon!  There was some discussion a while back on here wondering what had happened to those famous (because of your mom using them) detectors and who might have them.  Good to hear they are still in the family!

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Andréa, I know something that you may really get a kick out of.
It's how I store my finds. If you are interested let me know and I'll post pictures here in this thread.




The most successful person at swinging a detector, to my knowledge, was a woman named "Kay Modgling"


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A true legend she most have been

"She always searched in all metal mode"


I know a lot of people know her story, but I will post it here in this thread because people really like reading that story.


Yes, we all encounter this, some memory left over from a piece that has been in the ground a while.
Especially if corrosion has taken place. Once you stir things up a bit,.....gone.

All targets have a halo effect, what Out4gold is referring to is the "residual memory" of the halo.
The reading you get even after the find is in your pouch.




Posted on: November 16, 2011, 10:14:53 PM
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The Compass 94B Auto was Kay Modgling's favourite detector, she found $60,000 in coins with it, (one at a time), and a huge pile of rings with it before she passed on to the great competition hunt in the sky. She is an inspiration to us all and will be fondly remembered.
She was,,even Jim Straight's detecting mentor!

Posted by Jim straight on 12/15/2005


Gosh... Kay Modgling sold me my 77B as a prospecting machine. It had a small accessory coil.
Another early TR mineral-metal detectors was the White's "Coinmaster 4-TR." It also had a small accessory coil.


Here is a highlight for those that haven't heard of her:



(The following is an excerpt taken from chapter 16 of "The Hunt for Amazing Treasures")

Kay Modgling was a surgical nurse twenty-five years ago and loved her work. In her mid fifties, she couldn't believe that her recent health problems were more than overwork and the lingering aftereffects of the flu.

"What will I do if I'm retired?" she asked. "I need to keep busy, have purpose to my life."
One day her sister-in-law came to visit on her way to an outing at the beach. She had a metal detector with her and showed Kay how it worked. When she saw Kay's dejected expression, she put the detector in Kay's hand and said "Take this and start going out to the beach. It's amazing what you can find and the ocean air will do wonders for you."

The first day Kay went to Huntington Beach, California with her metal detector, she found a number of coins. Just hearing the beep-beep sound that the detector made gave her a feeling of excitement. As she scooped up the sand at the indicated spot, she knew she had found something to keep her active and interested.

Kay's husband, Tom, began to hunt with her and they learned quickly and well. She said, "I've been on the beach after a storm and at times have found as many as 1,300 coins.", "I had to walk back to my car stooped over because of all those coins in my apron."


Soon Kay took her trusty detector to other areas, such as parks and campgrounds. Before long she not only had thousands of coins but quite an array of rings, watches, military medals, religious medallions, foreign currency, and gold and silver jewelry.
At one point Kay used some of the coins she had found to buy a new Ford Pinto. Yes, there were that many thousands of dollars in coins, with many left over. About 1990 she stopped counting her finds because they numbered half a million and were valued at more than $60,000.

"I've been all over this country and others such as Mexico and Australia," Kay said. "All over the place and I've yet to go out and find nothing. I always find something."
Kays prowess with the metal detector inspired many others who wanted to add some adventure to their lives or to find a way to overcome health problems and have fun while doing so. She said, "This hobby has given me my life. Whenever my health problems would bother me I'd just take my detector and away I'd go and just work off steam. I'm living proof that there's treasure everywhere, no matter where you find it.

Kay's first detector she bought was the Compass 94IB, after that all the rest of her 23 detectors were given to her as promotional gifts from the manufacturers.

She always hunted in all-metal and listened to the nuances of the machine.

The 94b is fast and light as a trick shooters pistol with the same detector engine as the 77B. no fuss no muss.
Pretty inspirational gal, I must say.

Here is the picture of the "Special K" made for Kay as a gift from Compass. The first was serial # KM75
KM for her initials and 75 for 1975.



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When Kay passed away...her husband Tom passed on shortly after. As where her detectors went!   Don't Know?Huh?  Kay was never with out her trusty 94 B. Kay had such a following and was a real inspiration and a icon for Compass.  She may be gone! but never forgotten! For all the great time out hunting and  all the wonderful memories when she would whip my butt with her Compass 94B.
 The KM75 was one of a kind.

Best of Hunting
A.C.



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Congrats Andrea,

Cool looking junk there, and I bet you had some good fun getting it all.
I like seeing your post, keep it up and hang in there, you'll score some good finds soon.

Cheers,  Great
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You Guy Realize this is a OLD OLD post ?

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You Guy Realize this is a OLD OLD post ?


Homie, check out post #12.  Kay Modgling's son wrote on Feb. 11, this year, 2016, that he and his two brothers have all of Kay's old, famous detectors! That is what revived this post.

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