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Bellows Cloth for Player Pianos

Bellows Cloth

+++ Colors of the cloth may change but the quality will not +++
All cloth is sold by the RUNNING YARD (or Foot) -Width of each type varies
Minimum "Length" we'll cut for ALL Cloth is six inch increments!!
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'Heavy' Bellows Cloth....$113.75/yd. (or $43.75/ft.)

(Outside color varies from time to time.)

The thickness of this heavy cloth is 0.040"-0.044". An excellent cloth for feeders, exhausters, and reservoirs. Cotton inside and acrylic outside with a high quality inner layer of butyl rubber. Color is normally tan on the inside (cotton side) and a darker color (tan, brown, black, or blue) on the outside (acrylic side). The maximum width is 60 in., available in any length. Also available in 6" x 60" strips for $24.00. Will also sell strips of less than 6" wide for $9.75/sq ft. For tacking the cloth at the corners and ends, we recommend these small tacks. This cloth is also good for making a 'Mandolin Rail' or 'Honky-Tonk' device. We also sell the 'Mandolin Rail Tabs' -click here. To place an order, Click Here. (If ordering strips, specify the required width.) Minimum shipping for two (2) or more feet of heavy cloth is $13.60.

Peripheral Devices Cloth (cotton/cotton)....$136.00/yd. Or $48.00/ft.

This general purpose cotton/cotton cloth with a layer of rubber between is superb for Air Motors, Tracking Devices, Air Motor Governors, Auto-Sustain, and any other application where a medium weight cloth is required. Thickness is 0.014" and width is 50". Black cotton on one side and maroon cotton on the other side. Can be glued to wood with hide glue, Plastic glue, or PVA glue. Also sold in strips that measure 6" x 25" for $15.00 (specify Type-A strips when ordering). To place an order, Click Here.

Peripheral Devices Cloth (nylon)....$35.50/yd. Or $13.50/ft.

This general purpose nylon cloth is superb for Air Motors, Tracking Devices, Air Motor Governors, Auto-Sustain, and any other application where a medium weight cloth is required. Black nylon with synthetic rubber on one side. Thickness is 0.007". Width is 60". To place an order, Click Here.

NOTE: The outside of the cloth is the textured nylon side. The inside is the 'rubber' side. The rubber side gets glued to the wood. The recommended glue for gluing the material to wood is plastic glue.

Nylon Striker Pneumatic Cloth.... $32.00/yd. Or $12.00/ft.

This is excellent quality nylon bellows cloth. It is 0.004" thick and 60" wide. This cloth is extremely flexible. The estimated lifespan of the cloth is 35-40 years. The glue that's required for gluing the cloth to wood is plastic glue. To place an order, Click Here. For information about the amount needed per stack, see: How Much Cloth

Reed Organ Bellows Cloth.... $112.00/yd.

This is excellent quality reed organ bellows cloth. White cotton cloth inside with a thick natural rubber coating on the outside. Thickness is 0.020"-0.023". Width is 59". Also sold in strips measuring 29" x 84" for $8.75/sq. ft. ($148.02). Minimum shipping cost is $13.60 (includes Delivery Confirmation). NOTE: This cloth is not recommended for use in player pianos. To place an order, Click Here.

We also have some various sized pieces that are being sold 'as is'.... click here!


Plastic glue is the only glue that is recommended for gluing nylon cloth to wood. The cost for 8 fluid ounces of the glue is $12.00. Comes in a plastic squeeze bottle and a tapered tip for easy glue application.

Using this glue is much easier than using animal hide glue. Besides the fact that there's no preparation needed, you have at least a minute to make slight adjustments in the positioning of the cloth. Also, trimming is much easier because the glue doesn't get 'rock hard' like other types of wood glues.

Minimum shipping cost is $7.85. To place an order, Click Here. Specify "plastic glue". Only sold in 8 oz. bottles.

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This page was last revised December 9, 2017 by John A. Tuttle, who Assumes No Liability
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