Barranca Diamond Has a very long and interesting history proving its supremacy and innovation regarding its manufacturing of Diamond blades and lapidary products specializing in the cutting in expensive stone. Barranca Diamond is a Leader in tis industry creating the first "Diamond blade" becoming a legion in its own time . Please feel free to read more about the history of Barranca Diamond.
Development History of the
Notched Rim Lapidary Diamond Blade
Richard Felker, a pharmacist develops the first diamond blade. Felker uses rudimentary tools to strike an edge in the rim of a steel core and then adds a mixture of natural diamonds, metal powders, and olive oil to create a wheel that will cut both natural and manmade stone products.
The US Government War Department contracts Richard Felker to use diamond blades to cut optical grade quartz for crystal frequency tuning controls in radio transceivers and other military applications.
German engineers pioneer the development of metal bonded natural diamond blades capable of cutting green concrete for construction of German autobahn highways. Felker develops the first US manufactured sintered metal bond notched rim blades using natural diamonds. Les Kusnick and Emilio Valenti design and manufactured custom notching machinery and a furnace process for Felker. Process patented by Kusnick in 1941.
Felker is sold to Dresser Industries.
General Electric Co. develops the first manmade synthetic diamonds. Musto Industries (MK Diamond) under direction of Mr. Paul Mitchell develops a diamond blade manufacturing facility in Hawthorne, California. Emilio Valenti leaves Felker to work for MK Diamond in the development of MK’s notched and segmented synthetic diamond blade manufacturing.
The Congo notched rim blade - first line of manmade synthetic diamond blades for lapidary use - is introduced into the lapidary market. Star Diamond Industries (Craft Tools), under Mr. Webb Morrow's direction develops a notched blade manufacturing process nearly identical to the MK Diamond and Felker process. Similar process is developed by Vanguard Industries (Federal-Mogul Corp). MK Diamond Products (Musto Industries) and Highland Park Manufacturing merge to continue the development and production of quality notched, segmented and continuous rim blades (Congo, Criterion, Gem King and Artisan Professional Blades).
Felker and Vanguard (Target) terminate notched rim diamond blade manufacturing. This leaves Star Diamond as the single producer of notched rim blades for the lapidary industry.
Barranca Diamond is acquired by MK Diamond Products, a market leader in the manufacturing and distribution of Construction products.
Barranca Diamond warrants to the original retail purchaser for a period of (1) year from the date of purchase all products covered by this Warranty to be free of defects in materials and workmanship, with the exception of the BD-4500 which has a 90-day warranty for non-commercial use.
This Warranty shall not apply to any parts that have been subjected to misuse or improper service, that have been damaged in transit or handling, or that have been altered or repaired by unauthorized representatives. This Warranty does not cover defects caused by or resulting from misuse, abuse, neglect or damage caused by accident or the failure to provide reasonable maintenance. This Warranty is void if the product or any of its individual components is altered or modified by the purchaser or if the product is used in a manner or with a blade not recommended by the manufacturer.
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