Hound Dog Bug Detector And
Phone Sweep Unit, 1950's/1960's
The Hound Dog Bug Detector And Phone Sweep was state of the art portable
countermeasures for the 1960's. If you owned a set, almost every detective
agency in town wanted to see it and "barrow them." They were
made by R. B. Clifton and cost what would be about $2000.00 for the set
by today's standards. The Hound Dog was a portable RF bug detector which
is shown on the left. The Phone Sweep was a tone sweeper that would let
you remotely sweep a phone to turn on any hidden microphones which the
unit could then detect. This was state-of-the-art countermeasures for
the 1960's. There were many countermeasures services that offered remote
tone sweeping of telephone lines in these days. There were some agencies
that even offered monthly remote tone phone sweeping services for a monthly
fee. Below are the instructions for these interestesting countermeasures
From The Ralph D. Thomas PI Vintage Collection
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