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

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Black Cloth Covered Wire

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The perfect addition to any lamp or small appliance such as fans and radios, this beautiful black fabric covered 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. There are two stranded copper insulated wires bound together side by side (much like common lamp wire of today) then covered in a braided rayon fabric. The fabric is smooth and shiny, similar to old industrial age silk covered wiring. Shop this black fabric covered wire today!

Black Cloth Covered Wire Specs:

  • Cloth: Rayon 
  • 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
    Just the thing for restoration

    Posted by Ben on Feb 11th 2024

    This rayon cloth covered wire is perfect for my projects. I restore vintage sewing machines and this product gives a very nice finish to rewiring jobs.

  • 5

    Posted by R Bloom on Jun 26th 2023

    Exactly what I needed! Excellent quality.

  • 5
    Hooraa !!!!!

    Posted by Unknown on Feb 12th 2022

    I really like this 2 lead flat rayon covered wire to be an Excellent Choice for Lamps and/or the Smaller Table Fans. Thanks for the offering Snake Head !!!!!!!!

  • 5
    A Treasure….

    Posted by Unknown on Dec 28th 2021

    Great product, Great Selection of Colors, at a Fantastic Price, and Quick Shipping to Boot. This Equals a Smiling Return Customer and I have been. Thank You Snake Head Vintage …..

  • 5

    Posted by Unknown on May 20th 2020

    Thank you!

  • 5

    Posted by Richard Dalessandro on Jan 2nd 2020


  • 5
    P&P Creations

    Posted by Unknown on Jul 10th 2018

    I like the wire that I get from you also the plugs are what I like to use

  • 5

    Posted by Robert on Mar 26th 2018

    the right size wire. works fine for the lamps that I make.