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 Post subject: Re: Question about amberola
PostPosted: Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:38 pm 
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Victor Monarch
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If you go to a good fabric store you can buy silky fabric like you'd find in the suit lining of a mans jacket. If you take your grill to the fabric store you could find a color that compliments the finish. Jerry Blais


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 Post subject: Re: Question about amberola
PostPosted: Tue Oct 10, 2017 10:15 pm 
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Victor II
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Phonofreak wrote:
Don't use staples or tack!!!!! I don't think Edison used them. I believe they were glued on. I think of you use staples or tacks you'll crack the grill and damage it.I wrote in a previous thread how to glue grill cloth on the grill. If you can't find it, I'll re-write it.
Harvey Kravitz
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Phonofreak wrote:
I think the grill cloth for a Mahogany 50, or 75 is an olive color similar to the Diamond disk machines. On Oak Amberola machines, it is usually a coffee color. Except for the earliest is a burnt orange. I get my cloth from a good fabric store. You want to make sure the cloth is sheer. If the cloth is too thick, it will muffle the sound. The original grill cloth was silk. Over the decades, silk deteriorates.
Harvey Kravitz


Good to know Thanks! I'm guessing I can install with staples or small tacks



Oh wow good to know. I'll do a search and see if I can find it. Thanks!!
J.F.


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 Post subject: Re: Question about amberola
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Jerry B. wrote:
If you go to a good fabric store you can buy silky fabric like you'd find in the suit lining of a mans jacket. If you take your grill to the fabric store you could find a color that compliments the finish. Jerry Blais


When I get it I believe that's what I'll do. Have a new store that opened in town I'll head there.
J.F.


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 Post subject: Re: Question about amberola
PostPosted: Tue Oct 10, 2017 11:54 pm 
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I went to Joanne's fabric store several times looking for grill cloth. I was disappointed. The cloths were either way too thick of way too thin. The selection of silk had nothing remotely looking like it belonged on an Edison. The stuff they sell on Ebay is not original looking either.


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 Post subject: Re: Question about amberola
PostPosted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 1:52 pm 
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Search in your local area for shops catering to people of Indian extraction - Sari shops and the like - for thin silk (and polyester substitutes) at cheap prices. There is usually a wide variety of textures and colors, and it has worked perfectly for me for years!


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 Post subject: Re: Question about amberola
PostPosted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 2:02 pm 
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If I asked around, where do I find stores that cater to people of Indian extraction, I would just get a big "Huh?" Maybe it's different up in San Fran.


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 Post subject: Re: Question about amberola
PostPosted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 2:20 pm 
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Well, you definitely are kinda rural...but a quick search turns up one in Corona and several in the Escondido and Solana Beach regions...


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 Post subject: Re: Question about amberola
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marcapra wrote:
If I asked around, where do I find stores that cater to people of Indian extraction, I would just get a big "Huh?" Maybe it's different up in San Fran.


Go to just about any motel and ask to speak with Mr. Patel. He'll tell you where to go. :)


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 Post subject: Re: Question about amberola
PostPosted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 4:37 pm 
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...to the EEOC to respond to his filing? :pig:


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