Brown 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

    Posted by Ben Palmeri on Nov 27th 2023

    Best stuff I've found for vintage pre-war radio restorations.

  • 5
    Perfect for Antique Radio

    Posted by Unknown on Nov 13th 2021

    This cord looks perfect on my antique radio together with the reproduction electrical plug that was also purchased from Snake Head. Fast shipping.

  • 3
    Outer jacket vintage, wire insulation not.

    Posted by Allan Hofmann on Oct 2nd 2021

    More than adequate for my needs. Inner wire pair is plastic jackets. No plastic in 1928!

    Reply from SHV: Our wires are modern inside for safety, vintage style cloth on the outside for authentic looks. Trust us, you don't want 1928 era insulation, it's one of those areas were modern truly is better. Also all listed in the description: vinyl insulation over stranded copper wire (modern electrical standards), authentic outer cloth braiding.

  • 5
    Fantastic Lamp / Fan Wire

    Posted by Steve on Sep 23rd 2020

    I purchased this wire as a nearly identical replacement or the original wiring of a late 40's GE Vortalex fan. The soft finish of the wire is very appealing. The flat pair was easily separated, stripped and tinned. I would highly recommend this as a product that performs well with a color and finish that is very fitting for many re-wire projects demanding an appropriate period looking power cord.