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  • Item Category: Antiquities
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Mar 23, 2007
  • Channel: Auction House

This IMAHASHI FAC-8 FACETING MACHINE was an estate sale find and we were told by the previous owner's wife that it was purchased years ago for A LOT of money. She said her husband loved to make jewelry and he wanted one of the best but he is very ill and hasn't used it in quite sometime. That was it, sorry. Going forward like a fish out of water, all I could find out about it was at this website /english/imac_001.htm . It appears you can only order them from Japan and from looking at other manufaturer's models, it does seem to be something. This is a FACECTER-C for cabochan making with an oval cam and 64, 80 and 96 index gears. T are also marquise and pendeloque cams available for this machine. It has a HITACHI 200 WATT MOTOR, 115 VOLTS, 60 HZ, 4.3 AMPS and 1730 RPM T are all kinds of parts which I have no clue what they are for and have tried to portray everything in the pictures. Luckily many items are still in their packaging and listed below with untrained eyeball condition and price (if t's a tag) as follows:

CRYSTALITE 1½" CRYSTAL RING DIAMOND WHEEL 180 COARSE - Excellent Condition (looks unused) - $104.50 CRYSTALITE 1½" CRYSTAL RING DIAMOND WHEEL 600 FINE - Tiny green spots (polishing agent? not corrosion) otherwise Very Good - $82.50 CRYSTALITE 8" STANDARD DIAMOND DISC 1200 MESH - Appears well used, Good Condition - $84.00 CRYSTALITE 8" STANDARD DIAMOND DISC 1200 MESH - Appears well used, Fair Condition - $84.00 CRYSTALITE 8" STANDARD DIAMOND DISC 260 MESH - Well used, Poor to Fair Condition with minor surface rust - $97.00 CRYSTALITE 8" HI-TECH DIAMOND DISC 180 MESH - Well used, Fair to Good Condition - $75.90 8" TYPE 1 - 1200 MESH (maker unknown) - Copper center, dated 2/91 - Fair to Good Condition GRAVES 8" 3000 GRIT DIAMOND COPPER LAP METAL BANDED - dated 1/16/88 - Lots of green polish or compound otherwise looks good - $32.00 6" DISC with MEEHANITE 14,000 GRIT $30.00 hand written on it - Surface rust on edges otherwise looks good ULTRALAP SPECTRA 1.5 MICRON 8" x ½" C.H. 3 MIL - 5 PCS. - 4 used, 1 new

I went to Crystalite's website and found the $84.00 standard discs with 1200 mesh are now $112.00 and with the 1988-91 dates, it appears they were purchase quite some time ago. T is also a clear 8" lap, 2 black rubber wheels that say FOR BEST POLISHING RESULTS USE LOW SPEED, 3 soft cloth polishing wheels, a new WATER HOOKUP KIT, 5 tiny drill bits (?), 5 tiny polishing wheels (the 2 yellow ones are upside down and are actually black and very fine while the brown ones feel coarse), a CARBORUNDUM Dressing Stick (looks new), a couple of new belts, some tools and something that says SIBER+SIBER, STEINBEARBITUNGS - MASCHINEN AG 8607 AATHAL (CH) with a diamond pictured on the gold sticker but I don't know if that is what is in the box. T is also an IMAHASHI FACETING INSTRUCTION BOOKLET and a ULTRA TEC V2 FACETING MACHINE OWNER'S MANUAL as well as notes on how to cut certain stones including the amethyst that is on the faceter. The machine itself looks well cared for and in very good condition and also has an 8" diamond disc on it. The water container has some corrosion inside but has tons of use left in it. Overall measurements are approximately 26" L x 16" H (top of water container) x 10½" W. T are plenty of pictures for your perusal but please feel free to ask questions or request additional photos.

All of this stuff is very heavy and will be shipped in 2 separate boxes via 4-6 day UPS Ground. Shipping to Los Angeles will be approximately $75 to $80 and to New York between $140 to $145. Tracking and insurance are included.

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