Where to find mica leafs ?

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  1. Michel

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    Hi all
    I am fixing a Guenet & Abbat n°163 lantern (I think this is the good model !?)
    It is currently equipped with 4 glass plates,
    I have to redo 4 transparent mica panels (14 cms x 10 cms) as originally
    I saw some restorations of this type on the forum
    Where to find these mica sheets at an affordable price?
    thank in advance for advice

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  2. WimVe

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    Well you can try Hytta.de or a local smith/stove shop.
    Or send the lantern to me ;-)
     
  3. Michel

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    @WimVe
    thanks I had a look at Hytta but the measurements I need are not available
    the panels are 14 x 10 cms
     
  4. WimVe

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    You may ask if they have larger sizes.
     
  5. Erik Leger

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    Just cut a larger sheet of mica to the needed size.
    I use a steel ruler and a utility knife.
    Erik
     
  6. Michel

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    @WimVe @Erik Leger
    Yes I know I can easily cut the mica
    But I need 4 panels, therefore as you say, I could buy the 12 x17 = € 14.50 x 4 :-k
    very expensive
    I am going to ask for my right dimensions and see
    thank you
     
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    IMO, thats not bad pricing for mica of that size.
     
  8. Michel

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    @Randy Field
    Certainely my dear
    but € 60 plus shipping is too much IMO [-X
     

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