Item Number:  W162CTPTGDMNS
Price:  $170.00
19 In stock

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Approximate Diameter (+/- 2 mm): 7.2 mm, about 9/32"
Maximums: 600 Volts, 105 degrees Centigrade
UL: NOT UL-Recognized
Made in: USA

This is a 16-gauge wire in the twisted pair style where each conductor is covered in putty cotton braid. One conductor has a tracer of brushed gold cotton.

This product is the wire only. Any other lamp parts shown are not included. For those parts, please see Related Products below or look in our lamp parts offerings.

Notes on the Color

The gold tracer thread which is a subtle contrast with the putty, is not readily visible from a distance. The putty is between tan and gray and is a wonderfully neutral color.

This wire is made with the tracer in order to replicate the look of wire used in the late 1800s and early 1900s, when there was no PVC insulation under the wire to help differentiate one conductor from the other during the wiring process.

If you are a long-time Sundial Wire customer, you might have ordered this wire when we called it gray. We changed the name to putty because it more accurately describes the color.

Securing the Braid

Please note that the wire pictured has silicone tape applied to the ends of the braid to secure it so that it doesn't fray. This silicone tape is available where listed below. The wire does not come with the ends stripped or the braid secured.


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.

Highly Recommended: Use Silicone Tape to Avoid Fraying at the Ends of the Braid

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