First of all, this is a rare and complete Beacon Star Lapidary Catalog. Consequently, this booklet is 41 pages in length. Also, it includes everything from machines to accessories.
Most importantly, Beacon Star’s logo is “Precision Machines made from rust free aluminum and stainless steel“
Secondly, also is an accompanying 7 page Price List which corresponds with the catalog. Consequently, this price guide is effective December 1, 1980. Most importantly, this lapidary company, back in the day, is in Rothsay, Minnesota. Most interestingly, they sell their own equipment brand, as well as other lapidary brands.
In addition, please click on any page for a magnified view!
To begin with, here is the Beacon Star Lapidary catalog cover c. 1980
Secondly, here are commercial and industrial saws Page 2
On the positive side, there is no Crating Charge with Beacon Star!
Equally important, here is a Slab and Trim Saw 14″ (TC-14)
In addition, more information about the Slab and Trim Saw TC-14
Also, here are 12 and 14 inch trim saws from Beacon Star page 5
In contrast, here are 6″ saws with different configurations Page 6
Also, here is a 8″ Professional Commercial Gem Cabber -WOW! (Page 7)
As a matter of fact, here is a 6″ Professional Commercial Gem Cabber -WOW!
In like manner, here are Beacon Star Saws and Flat Laps
Not to mention, Star Arbors and Accessories
Also, 6″ grinders and polishers
In contrast, 8″ grinders and polishers
In the same fashion, here are cabinet and combo units
Furthermore, dopping kits and gem polisher.
Additionally, gem polishing with diamond
Then again, here is the Beacon Star Lapidary Catalog Page 16
Also, here is their 6″ Saw/Cabber Combination
In addition, here is a Mini Trim Saw and Vari-Speed Drill
Not to mention, the Beacon Star Vibrating Polishing Laps and Tumblers
Then again, Beacon Star offers Tumblers
Also, Mini Sonic Electronic Tumblers
In addition, here are Estwing Tools for sale through Beacon Star
Also, Hand Tools, Hats, and Dremel Tools
Not to mention, Graves Faceting Machines
In addition, Faceting and Dopping Accessories
Most notably, Graves Performer performs like a key duplicator!
In addition, the catalog features Beacon Star Hand Tools
Also, more Beacon Star Tools
In addition, Beacon Star Accessories
Also, Beacon Star Valves and Adhesives
Not to mention, “Imperial” Brand Diamond Faceting Discs
Also, Beacon Star Grit Kits
In addition, Beacon Star Rings and Discs
Not to mention, Flexodiscs and Crystalpads
Also, Drills and Dressing
In addition, Belts and Compound
Not to mention, Diamond Lapidary Blades
Of course, more Lapidary Blades
In addition, MK Diamond Blades
Also, Pro Slicer Diamond Blades
Not to mention, Beacon Saw Arbors
Moreover, here is an accompanying Price List December 1, 1980
First of all, this Price List is effective December 1, 1980 Page 1
Secondly, here is the Beacon Star Lapidary Price List Page 2
Thirdly, here is the Beacon Star Lapidary Price List Page 3
Fourthly, here is the Beacon Star Lapidary Price List Page 4
Fifthly, here is the Beacon Star Lapidary Price List Page 5
Sixthly, here is the Beacon Star Lapidary Price List Page 6
Finally, here is the last page of the Beacon Star Lapidary Price List Page 7
Notably, Beacon Star is no longer in business. Alternately, companies such as Highland Park Lapidary and Diamond Pacific Lapidary now lead the industry.
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