Celebrating 25 Years With Teknetics' Mark 1

By Frank Sanders and George C. Payne
From page 13 of the May, 2011 issue of Lost Treasure
Copyright © 2011 Lost Treasure, Inc. all rights reserved


It was 1985. Ronald Reagan was president and nuclear tensions between the United States and Russia were beginning to cool. In the world of metal detecting, an icon was about to be born. That year was revolutionary when it came to metal detecting and, from the Teknetics plant in Oregon, George Payne was about to unleash the Mark 1.The Mark 1 story is best told by describing the metal detector market at that time. Teknetics went into business in 1981. Their first products were the TK9000 and TK8500 detectors. These were the first consumer detectors that incorporated the new visual target identification feature, now abbreviated as "TID." However, other than the TID, they were standard, fast sweep, four-filter designs housed in a rather large heavy box.
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