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 Post subject: Zenith 10-S-153 Grille Cloth
PostPosted: Feb Wed 20, 2019 11:22 am 
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Hello Everyone!!

Just wondering is there a good replacement out there close to the original grille cloth for a Zenith 10-S-153?

Thank you for looking...

Cheers

Chris


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 Post subject: Re: Zenith 10-S-153 Grille Cloth
PostPosted: Feb Wed 20, 2019 1:32 pm 
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Kenny Richmond from Richmond designs is selling grill cloth on eBay and has a pattern that will work very well for your zenith. The pattern is being sold for the zenith 12a58 radio.


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 Post subject: Re: Zenith 10-S-153 Grille Cloth
PostPosted: Feb Wed 20, 2019 3:15 pm 
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Looking in my Zenith books (1936-1945), it appears a medium to dark brown cloth was used that had no discernable pattern in 1937. Radio attic had a bunch of radios from that year with a lot of replacement cloth utilized that obviously isn't factory so it is a poor place to look for an original pattern. If you are able to access the Zenith books, you could look at what was used. The 10-S-153 is not pictured but there are several consoles from the same year of issue. You should be fine going to a well stocked fabric store to find a replacement that would be close to the original appearance. The pictures in the Zenith book show the cloth was not heavy and the speaker hole on the board is somewhat visible on the 10-S-15? series which may be from aging and wear from brushing.

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 Post subject: Re: Zenith 10-S-153 Grille Cloth
PostPosted: Feb Thu 21, 2019 11:20 am 
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Thank you Guys!! I will check this stuff out... Cheers!!!

All the best!!

Chris


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 Post subject: Re: Zenith 10-S-153 Grille Cloth
PostPosted: Feb Thu 21, 2019 1:28 pm 
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I still saying that the grill cloth that Kenny is selling on eBay for the 12a58 will work just fine on your 10s153, look on the internet at other original 10s153,s and you will see a hand full of them with grill cloth that has the pattern of what Kenny is selling . Heres a picture of my 12a58 that I recently restored of the same grill cloth pattern im talking about.


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 Post subject: Re: Zenith 10-S-153 Grille Cloth
PostPosted: Feb Thu 21, 2019 1:33 pm 
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Look at the web page from The Radiolaguy, he has a restored 10s153 with this grill cloth pattern also , looks great and may be the correct pattern,


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 Post subject: Re: Zenith 10-S-153 Grille Cloth
PostPosted: Feb Fri 22, 2019 12:37 am 
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Thank You Fred!! it look's amazing!!! Amazing restoration on that Zenith as well...


Another model on my bucket list!!

Cheers!!!

Chris


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