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In Memory of Charles Lewis Garrett 1932-2015

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It is with great sadness that we share the news that our founder, Charles L. Garrett, passed away peacefully and of natural causes early this morning, April 3, 2015.   Since he and his wife Eleanor founded Garrett Electronics in 1964, their original garage business has grown to become the world’s largest manufacturer of metal detection equipment. He will be dearly missed by many, but his legacy will endure.   The attached obituary contains information about Mr. Garrett’s life and accomplishments, as well as memorial service details. Our Marketing team will be posting a memoriam to Charles Garrett this afternoon...

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10 Fascinating Amateur Metal-Detector Finds

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Here is a great article written by Patrick J. Kiger in 2012. It's a few years old but well worth the read.   By Patrick J. Kiger SEPTEMBER 13, 2012 10 FASCINATING AMATEUR METAL-DETECTOR FINDSRemarkable and Intriguing Discoveries From the U.S. and Canada read more... http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/diggers/articles/10-fascinating-amateur-metal-detector-finds/

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Time capsule buried by Samuel Adams and Paul Revere in 1795

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What would you have done if you found something like this with a metal detector? Museum of Fine Arts, Boston " #History was made and discovered tonight. The time capsule buried by #SamuelAdams and #PaulRevere in 1795 contained: 5 newspapers. 1 folded title page. 1 silver plaque. 24 coins. 1 paper impression of the Seal of the Commonwealth " Facebook page link: https://www.facebook.com/mfaboston/photos/a.157948467320.125412.28314922320/10152591838307321/?type=1&theater

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