Hello and welcome. We are a small dedicated company specialising in paper and linen rexine, cloths and fittings. 


We are specialists in supplying grille cloth and cabinet coverings and fittings for use in the repair of Vintage Radio, wood box vintage record players such as Dansette and associated equipment. We also supply a range of coverings and fittings for amp and speaker cabinets used for stage and studio work for the professional and hobbyist alike. Sid Chaplin (now retired) has been a major supplier to the audio world for over 60 years. Although retired Sid is still on hand to offer expert advice and help to all.

His son Russell has integrated Traditional Radio Grilles into Retrospecialist and will continue to offer the same professional service that Sid has always prided himself in giving.


We welcome enquiries for supply in larger quantities than those listed for our range of cloth and fittings - we also have limited quantities of special one-off items that will be listed as we can make available but once gone these very rare original cloths/fittings will not be offered again as they will be from our last remains of old stock from the 1960's -80's.


We have a Retrospecialist eBay shop and Discogs shop where you can check our tens of thousands of positive feedbacks - we have always had a 100% rating on eBay in over 15 years of trading on the site. You will find many of our low cost (£5 and under) records, cd's, and cd singles on Discogs with thousands listed and many to be added.