Black Parallel (Flat) Cloth Covered Wire, Cotton - PER FOOT

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The perfect addition to any lamp or small appliance such as fans and radios, this beautiful fabric covered electrical wire is a great way to replicate that vintage industrial age charm.

This is BRAND NEW reproduction antique style 2-wire, 18 gauge (known as 18/2) flat parallel wire. Each wire is a stranded copper insulated wire (much like standard wiring of today) covered together side by side in a braided cotton fabric. The fabric is soft and vibrant, similar to old industrial age cloth covered wiring.


  • Cloth: Cotton 
  • Max: 300 Volts, 105 Degrees Celsius 
  • Diameter: Wide Side: 5.7 mm (about 7/32); Narrow Side: 4.8 mm (about 3/16")
  • UL: Yes
  • Made in USA

2 wire parallel cord is available in 16 cloth colors, see our other listings! We have over 70 varieties of cloth covered wire available!

Plugs shown not included, but are available in the "Plugs" section

Suitable for: 
Table-top, floor, and pendant use as well as many other applications, include wiring fans and small appliances. Wire is not intended to carry a heavy electrical load, and should not be used for larger appliances, high heat settings, or to carry other large electrical currents. You are responsible for the safe use of these products, if you are unsure of your abilities or the requirements of your application, we recommend you consult with an electrician or qualified professional. A simple rewiring can really breathe new life into an old fixture, if you're unsure of how to do it there are many step by step instructions and videos that can be found online, it's easier than you think! 
  • 5
    Great service and product

    Posted by Nick D. on May 24th 2021

    I ordered two feet of this wire for use in a vintage intercom system in my new apartment in NYC. The product is of great value, but more than this, Paul was a help in trying to figure out what wire would be a good replacement. I cannot comment on whether the wire actually worked, as my purchase was purely decorative. However, based on what I’ve seen, I have no doubt it would.

  • 5

    Posted by Unknown on Apr 20th 2021

    Exactly as described :)

  • 5
    great product

    Posted by Unknown on Mar 14th 2021

    All items from snake head are great,well made and prompt

  • 5
    Love the retro black cord/wire

    Posted by Angelo on May 5th 2020

    Good quality stuff at Snake Head, makes my Lamps look great!

  • 5
    Just like the original!

    Posted by Tyler on Apr 20th 2020

    I bought some of this wire recently for rewiring my 1920 Emerson Oscillating fan and it looks just like the original would have, especially with the very similar looking plug offered here too! I will most likely be buying the green wire I need to do a GE restoration from here too!

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