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Old 26th May 2019, 8:46 am   #1
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As the title said I am looking for a rather large piece of speaker cloth , I was hoping to get some from the NVCF in Warwick ,but no luck. Mick.
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Old 26th May 2019, 9:18 am   #2
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How large?

Have you tried Sid Chaplin (or more accurately his son)?

https://www.retrospecialist.co.uk/

They do supply straight off the roll.
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Old 26th May 2019, 10:27 am   #3
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Their biggest size seems to be 12x18 inches in a limited range. I also need some about 14x23 inches in a white/oatmeal pattern for a Wharfedale Glendale - not seen any in these lighter colours. Any ideas for a source?

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Old 26th May 2019, 1:19 pm   #4
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How about https://www.nexxia.co.uk/product/buy...speaker-fabric

Or

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Akustikstof...SMGRMPEVMHF0AV

Just using Google. First two hits.

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Old 26th May 2019, 1:26 pm   #5
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Thanks Craig, looks useful. I don't know why, but I'd not been able to find this - mind you, quite a time since I last tried!

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Old 26th May 2019, 1:41 pm   #6
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Hi Mick, I may be able to help depending on size and pattern. Please let me know the size.


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Old 26th May 2019, 1:58 pm   #7
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Clearly there are some specialist speaker fabric suppliers but just googling "buy white oatmeal fabric" brings up possibilities. Local markets [like the famous one at Bury for example] usually have one fabric stall at least and shops that make up curtains may help! The current fashion for plain eco materials like oat meal should be an advantage as well. In the previous [70's] eco era it was worth my while to have plain calico posted to me in south Manchester, for curtains etc, from a little place in the East End. You could have the natural look or die it to match carpets. That was just a shortage of cash situation really but we were trendy without knowing it!

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Old 26th May 2019, 6:44 pm   #8
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Thank's John I have the original ,I think some pictures is the way to go. Mick.
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Old 26th May 2019, 11:39 pm   #9
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I get sent catalogues from CED in america, not sure what the carriage charges etc would be on cloth. They seem to specialise in 50s/60s styles as found on guitar combos and suchlike.

https://www.cedist.com/products/gril...h_tolex_piping
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Old 27th May 2019, 1:25 pm   #10
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What sort of size do you need ? I don't fancy unwarping all my pieces of cloth photographing them all, wrapping them all up again, then finding you need 1+ metre square pieces.


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Old 27th May 2019, 4:46 pm   #11
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There was a guy selling speaker cloth on a stall at the Dunstable Downs Rally, did anyone get his name/contact details?
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Old 27th May 2019, 11:33 pm   #12
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I bought a square from this gentleman at Dunstable Downs, 23" x 23" and I'm sure larger sizes were available. Not really an Oatmeal pattern, but a nice beige/gold woven chequerboard pattern (approx 5mm squares), also available in a red/black weave and I seem to remember another pattern in a greeney/cream.

He was located at the far left hand isle as you approach from the car park, and was also selling dial bulbs paired in neat bags, if that helps. Not sure it does, really....

(My Wartime Civillian set seems to be sporting an offcut of brown cardigan as a speaker cloth. I think this will look better).

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Old 28th May 2019, 12:30 am   #13
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This looks good - a range of colours

https://www.fabricuk.com/fabrics/711...el-fabric.html
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Old 28th May 2019, 7:48 am   #14
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What sort of size do you need ? I don't fancy unwarping all my pieces of cloth photographing them all, wrapping them all up again, then finding you need 1+ metre square pieces.
Not far off John 26"x32" in a gold colour , Mick.
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Old 28th May 2019, 9:25 pm   #15
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Hi Mick, I have these three pieces A is 25.5" wide in one place please see picture. I think the photos are a good lightness to the colour. B is plain oatmeal colour. C is more a flock finish and is difficult to make out what colour it really is, a sort of golden green colour. I may be able to find some more suitable sized pieces, I will look tomorrow. I have many other pieces for normal sized radios. Some are good matches for Philips.


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Old 28th May 2019, 9:38 pm   #16
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Continuation of photographs. The first one of C is a more accurate colour The last photo is of Philips and War time style cloth. Please Pm me for any more information.




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Old 29th May 2019, 7:51 am   #17
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Hi John do you have the size I need in cloth A , thank's Mick.
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Old 29th May 2019, 5:23 pm   #18
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Hi Mick, Is this more suitable? it is a nice bright gold colour. Please see shape of A.


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Old 31st May 2019, 11:31 am   #19
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PM sent .Mick.
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