Wool Action Cloth

These wool cloths are approximately 1/8" (3 mm) thick, multi-layered and woven from felted wool yarn. They have a firmer body than the Back Rail Cloths and are used in various places in the action of harpsichords and fortepianos. Traditionally, the green cloth is used on key ends for jacks to rest on, even though the white one will do just as well. The 1" (25 mm) wide strips (for upper manual) and 2.375" (60 mm) wide strips (for lower manual) can be laid across the key ends and cut apart after gluing. The 3/8" wide strips are for individual keys.

Strips can be ordered in any width, priced by the inch, with a minimum charge of 2" (e.g. the price of a 1.5" wide strip is that of 2" wide).

#1741*-1714* Light Green Action Cloth
A light green cloth imported from England; not available in full sheets.

#1740*-17404* Medium Green Action Cloth
A medium green cloth made in the US.

#1745*-1749* White Action Cloth
A white cloth made in the US.

#17409 Samples of Action Cloths
1" x 3" pieces of the above 3 cloths.

#17661 Thin Scarlet Action Cloth
Only about .080" thick, 1" x 36" strips. CLOSE OUT

Light Green Action Cloth from England, .120" (3 mm) thick

#17414 1/5th sheet, 7" x 52" $75.00
#17410 strip, 3/8" x 36", only .090" thick $5.50
#17411 strip, 1"x36" $8.00
#17430 strip, 3/8"x 52", only .090" thick $7.50
#17431 strip, 1"x52" $10.00
#17420 roll, 3/8" x 25ft, only .090" thick $30.00
#17421 roll, 1" x 25ft $45.00
#17412 strip, 2.375" x 36" $25.00
#17432 strip, 2.375" x 52" $27.50
#17443 strip, by the inch, 36" long - minimum charge for 2" $11.00
#17444 strip, by the inch, 52" long - minimum charge for 2" $13.00

Medium Green Action Cloth, .120 (3 mm) thick

#17400 sheet, 35" x 52" $200.00
#17404 1/5th sheet, 7" x 52" $60.00
#174010 strip, 3/8" x 36" $6.00
#174011 strip, 1" x 36" $6.00
#174031 strip, 1" x 52" $8.00
#174012 strip, 2.375" x 36" $13.00
#174032 strip, 2.375" x 52" $17.00
#174043 by the inch, 36" long - minimum charge for 2" $9.00
#174044 by the inch, 52" long - minimum charge for 2" $11.00

White Action Cloth, .120" (3 mm) thick

#17450 sheet, 36" x 52" $195.00
#17454 1/5th sheet, 7" x 52" $59.00
#17461 strip 1" x 36" $6.00
#17481 strip 1"x52" $8.00
#17462 strip 2.375" x 36" $13.00
#17482 strip 2.375" x 52" $17.00
#17493 by the inch, 36" long - minimum charge for 2" $9.00
#17494 by the inch, 52" long - minimum charge for 2" $11.00

Thin Scarlet Action Cloth, only about .080" thick

#17661 Thin Scarlet Action Cloth 1" x 36" -- CLOSE - OUT -- $5.00

Samples of Action Cloth

#17409 Sample of 3 pieces 1" x 3" $2.00