Brown Parallel (Flat) Cloth Covered Wire, Rayon - 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. 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.


  • 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

    Posted by Jan on Feb 15th 2024

    Perfect for my application. Customer service terrific!

  • 5

    Posted by CORY on Nov 14th 2022


  • 5
    Great Product, Great price

    Posted by Bridge St. Electric on Sep 30th 2022

    Great wire at a good price. We use a lot of cloth covered cord and have used a few different cords from snakehead and all have been great!

  • 5
    Perfect for antique radios

    Posted by Unknown on Feb 4th 2022

    Well made at a great price.

  • 5
    Brown flat cloth covered 2 conductor wire.

    Posted by Unknown on Jan 15th 2022

    Excellent product! Unbeatable price! Fast shipping
    During for antique lighting and antique jukebox lighting!

  • 5
    Excellent choice/excellent product

    Posted by Unknown on Dec 3rd 2021

    I needed this cloth-covered wire to rewire a few antique lamps. Beautiful wire at a great price. Thanks!

  • 5
    Perfect reproduction

    Posted by Unknown on Jan 14th 2021

    Am using for multiple antiques radios and a few electric clocks. A perfect match to the original. Really dresses up the radios and clocks.

  • 5
    Nice product; prompt delivery.

    Posted by Brian J on Oct 14th 2020

    I had to rewire 2 old hanging lamps and couldn't find any cloth covered wire. I ordered from Snake Head Vintage. The had a good selection, easy to use website, and on time delivery. I got exactly what I thought I was getting. I have since finished the wiring projects and the lamps look very cool.

  • 5
    Antique Lamp Repairs

    Posted by Unknown on Sep 17th 2020

    My wife buys and sell antiques, and found some really nice antique floor lamps that I needed to rewire. This cloth-covered wire was the perfect match for the two lamps. Two recommendations: buy a couple extra feet so you can be sure the cord is long enough to go from the lamp Lo to the outlet; and burn the cloth before you cut it so the cloth doesn’t unravel at the cut. Perfect solution!