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Black Parallel cloth covered wire- Per ft.


2-CONDUCTOR 18-GAUGE BLACK RAYON PARALLEL WIRE - Price Per Foot This is an 18-gauge cord in the parallel cord style where the conductors are covered in black rayon braid. Please note: Parallel cord is a flat cord. If you would like a round cord, please see our 3 conductor Antique cord. This item 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 wire. Usage This wire is suitable for table-top, floor, and pendant use and suited to many applications, include wiring fans and small appliances. You should consult a qualified electrician to ensure that the gauge of the wire you select can safely support the electrical load of your lamp or small appliance over the length of wire you are using.

  • Diameter: Wide Side: 5.7 mm, about 7/32"; Narrow Side: 4.8 mm, about 3/16"
  • Maximums: 300 Volts, 60 degrees Centigrade
  • UL: UL Listed

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Bill B.

Wish it more closely matched the antique wire I am replacing.

This wire is being used on a 1930s sewing machine. The original wire was a flat cloth covered parallel cord, but the internal conductors were ALSO cloth wrapped over rubber insulation, one solid black and the other black with a white tracer, which makes the cord somewhat larger. This, cord, appears to be just zip cord wrapped with a cloth cover. I am not certain if the modern rules would allow a closer duplication of the original wire. I realize that I am trying to restore as completely as possible, not just get the flavor of the original. Other than that, it seems to be somewhat authentic looking.

Caitlyn U.

Love it! For my lighting

Love it! For my lighting project I had to feed wires into one another, and was worried about having to cover up the spots I joined. I was able to pull back and push the cloth back around the wire. Very cost effective!

Guillermo S.

Beautiful craftsmanship

Cloth wire is a very simple yet elegant way of having what are normally ugly cables all over the place. These are being use to suspend pendant lights (with a black wire supporting the weight of the light).

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