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 Post subject: Where can I find these? Are they still made today?
PostPosted: Jul Thu 12, 2018 3:12 pm 
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Several restorations I am undertaking utilize a type of paper wire clip secured with a nail to cabinet to hold wiring in a neat orderly fashion.

Anyone know the proper name for these and where I might find some new ones? They are made of a heavy paper stock but tear easily due to age. I would like to find paper examples if they are still produced. Plastic ones have been located and not suitable for these restorations as I am trying to retain an original authentic appearance within each cabinet.

Thanks for any help provided,

Jon


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 Post subject: Re: Where can I find these? Are they still made today?
PostPosted: Jul Thu 12, 2018 3:20 pm 
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I will guess that the probility of buying such a thing is near zero.....but they should be pretty easy to make.
Michael's sells card stock in a variety of colors. For something that will outlast you, get some fish paper.

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PostPosted: Jul Thu 12, 2018 3:48 pm 
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Those are made from fish paper. I've ordered sheets of it off Ebay, and it also comes in rolls. It is often used as an insulator around switches and other areas in early radios. Try the thinnest version. You just hand cut them up to make those wire "clips". If you can't get fish paper in black, you could order another color and use a magic marker to color them. Cheers, Russie


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+1 to Startgrove. Fishpaper is the answer.

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Just make some out of tar paper. Nobody will know the difference.


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Google Fyberoid Fish Paper.
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here https://www.mcmaster.com/#fishpaper/=1dolv10

or here https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss ... Afishpaper

or this for a better product https://www.mcmaster.com/#cambric-tape/=1dolvxv

or here https://www.amazon.com/varnished-cambri ... ric%20tape


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Thank you all for the replies. I will purchase some fish paper and cut it to length utilizing an original as a template.

Jon

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In here:

https://www.compaero.com/catalog/HTProducts.pdf


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Unless you are a purist, I wouldn't mess around making my own. I use the nylon clamps shown above. Went to my local Ace Hardware and bought 3 different sizes for about $2, 10 per pack.
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In the past I have had to make insulated barriers, etc and they
had to be non hygroscopic. So I just dipped them in heated paraffin
wax. Almost everything electrical in nature must not adsorb water.

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Antique Electronics Supply has it

https://www.tubesandmore.com/products/fish-paper-gc-electronics-fibroid-insulation

I bought a roll about 10 years ago...and still have 90% of it left. If you like you can PM your street address to me and I will send you an envelope-sized chunk of it.

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