Richmond Designs Inc
Antique Radio Grille Cloth
The only place to buy true original 1930s speaker
cloth pattern design duplications
Here are some important things you need to know
before selecting your vintage radio grille cloth:
In the last five years, there have been those who leaped into the grille cloth business, selling so-called vintage radio patterns............................
This site is the only place to buy authentic vintage radio grille cloth duplications, created with the precise weave , correct yarn selections and a finish product as true to the real thing as any could be.
During the first two of the five years, ....
Richmond Designs Inc was literally scanning the globe searching for a weaver to help us create a true quality duplication of the original 30s cloth.
After many months of hard work and persistence, we finally found a weaver to work with us right here in the USA.
From the first run off the looms to this date, we have managed to offer several authentic patterns.
I state this because it is important that you know, we don't just run down to the local fabric store and pick up a couple of yards of something you might like.
Our patterns were set up years ago and they are here to stay. The beautiful cloth we offer you now , will always be available to you here on this site, or on Ebay.
When purchasing cloth, first you should inquire about the weight of yarn and how tightly the cloth is woven. You can't just use heavy upholstery cloth, or quilting fabric , it is too thick and simply will not do .
When holding your cloth to a light source, you should be able to see light through your speaker cloth fabric , which assures a good measure of sound quality. Also if a fabric is too tight, it could restrict decibel pressure and possibly cause damage to the speaker, creating tears in the cone or damage to the voice coil.
A few of our generic patterns measure about 50% percent light visual, however, most all are duplicated to be about 70 to 75 % light showing through the cloth. We have actually dropped a couple of the generics because I felt they were woven too tight.
Our 1930s duplications are sold all over the world.
If you have any questions, our email is posted near the top of every page on this site.
We offer specialty manufacturing and full radio restoration. We are dedicated in all areas of fine works.
It is through years of experience in restoration and the knowledge acquired from some of the finest professionals in Antique Radio, that I am able to offer you this site.
With a passion for the field, I am confident that I have learned enough to take you to a place within this site, where you can see things the way they once were.
We have restored and recreated some of the most interesting radios ever seen from the 1930s.
Each day I search for more knowledge in working with vintage radio, and yet there is still so much out there left to be discovered.
Kenneth L. Richmond, Jr.
We restore, rebuild, duplicate and refinish all of the radios that we can find.
So take a moment,....email us with a brief description of your set, or with any questions you may have. Or just simply chat with us about antique radio.