Black Twisted Cloth Covered Wire (16 Gauge), Cotton - PER FOOT

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!!!!!----- This 16 gauge braided wire is priced by the foot, so please adjust your quantity accordingly. -----!!!!!

!!!!!----- Example: If you want 10 feet of wire, enter 10 in the quantity box, and you will get one 10' length of vintage style cloth covered wire.!-----!!!!!

(Note: this cord is 16 gauge, slightly thicker than our normal 18 gauge cords)

The perfect addition to any lamp or small appliance such as fans and radios, this beautiful 16 gauge braided wire is a great way to replicate that vintage industrial age charm.

This is BRAND NEW reproduction antique style 2-wire, 16 gauge (known as 16/2). Each wire is a stranded copper insulated wire (much like standard wiring of today) then covered in a braided cotton fabric. The fabric is soft and deep in color, similar to old industrial age cloth covered wiring. Two colors are utilized to create this eye catching chevron pattern, each wire braided individually then twisted together. Order this 16 gauge cable today!


  • Cloth: Cotton 
  • Max: 600 Volts, 105 Degrees Celsius 
  • Diameter: 7.2mm, or about 9/32" 
  • Made in USA
  • UL: No   

2 wire twisted cord available in: black (rayon or cotton), brown (rayon or cotton), red (rayon or cotton), green (rayon or cotton), white, gold, light gold, yellow, copper, beige, clay, silver, slate blue, royal blue, purple, red wine/plum, see the other listings! We have over 60 varieties of cloth covered wire available!

Our twisted patterned cords are available in Black/White, Black/Brown, Black/Tan, Black/Gray, Brown/Tan, and Red/White

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 this 16 gauge braided wire, 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
    New Customer for Ever

    Posted by Mike on Nov 9th 2023

    I had been looking for high quality vintage looking cable, twisted. I ordered 50' of this cable. It arrived quickly, very well packaged. It is exactly what I was looking for to rewire my 4×12 guitar cabinet. I also work on guitar Amplifiers and I will be a repeat customer.

  • 5
    High quality, Very authentic Period wire

    Posted by Sam on Jul 7th 2023

    Even better than the original as it has insulation under the fabric

  • 5
    Best price I could find.

    Posted by Rosemary Pastore on Feb 17th 2023

    Absolutely love the vintage look !

  • 5

    Posted by Jeffrey M on May 13th 2020

    Vintage look with modern safety. Another excellent product from Snakehead.

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