Parallel Cord

wires cotton parallel


Parallel Cord is a flat cord, consisting of cloth-covered SPT-1, also called zip-cord. (Even if it looks round in the photographs, it is NOT ROUND.) We think, based on the antiques on which we have found original wire, that this style of wire was introduced in the late 1920s or early 1930s. We now make it in bright, modern colors and patterns. It is suitable for table and floor lamps, but less pleasing on pendant or hanging lights due to the fact that it is flat. This wire is UL-listed.

Like all our cloth-covered wire, Parallel Cord is electrical wire braided with fabric, either cotton or rayon yarn or thread. Originally we made the wire for lighting restorations of antiques and vintage lighting using styles, colors, and patterns we matched to cords we found on antiques and installed in Edison’s lab.

But we soon realized that the reason for using cloth-covered wire is not just for an old-fashioned look, but to make any pendant lighting, table lamp, floor lamp, or fan more beautiful. Cloth-covered wire, it's not just for antiques any more!

Now, everyone uses it, interior decorators, film set decorators, antiques restorers, DIY enthusiasts, lighting designers and manufacturers, and people who just want their lighting to look the best it can. We do the braiding at our own plant and buy the wire and fabric from American companies making US-made product. That is why we say our wire is American-made from the copper to the braid.

Parallel Cord comes in many colors, custom-dyed cotton and a variety of rayon shades, and patterns.

We still have non-UL stock, listed on this page, below the UL-listed wire, with no UL mark in their pictures. All of the non-UL stock will be on sale for 50% off until we run out, although we reserve the right to change the discount at any time, so purchase soon if you'd like to take advantage of this sale. The 50% applies only to orders paid at the time of sale, not to purchases made on credit.



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2-CONDUCTOR 18-GAUGE BLACK COTTON PARALLEL CORD - 250-foot spool
Price: $120.00
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2-CONDUCTOR 18-GAUGE BLACK COTTON PARALLEL CORD - by the foot
Price: $1.20
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2-CONDUCTOR 18-GAUGE BLACK COTTON PARALLEL CORD - by the foot
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2-CONDUCTOR 18-GAUGE DARK BROWN COTTON PARALLEL CORD - 250-foot spool
Price: $120.00
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2-CONDUCTOR 18-GAUGE DARK BROWN COTTON PARALLEL CORD - 250-foot spool
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2-CONDUCTOR 18-GAUGE DARK BROWN COTTON PARALLEL CORD - by the foot
Price: $1.20
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2-CONDUCTOR 18-GAUGE DARK BROWN COTTON PARALLEL CORD - by the foot
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2-CONDUCTOR 18-GAUGE GOLD COTTON PARALLEL CORD - 250-foot spool
Price: $120.00
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2-CONDUCTOR 18-GAUGE GOLD COTTON PARALLEL CORD - 250-foot spool
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2-CONDUCTOR 18-GAUGE GOLD COTTON PARALLEL CORD - by the foot
Price: $1.20
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2-CONDUCTOR 18-GAUGE GRAY COTTON PARALLEL CORD - 250-foot spool
Price: $120.00
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2-CONDUCTOR 18-GAUGE GRAY COTTON PARALLEL CORD - 250-foot spool
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2-CONDUCTOR 18-GAUGE GRAY COTTON PARALLEL CORD - by the foot
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2-CONDUCTOR 18-GAUGE GREEN COTTON PARALLEL CORD - 250-foot spool
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2-CONDUCTOR 18-GAUGE GREEN COTTON PARALLEL CORD - 250-foot spool
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2-CONDUCTOR 18-GAUGE GREEN COTTON PARALLEL CORD - by the foot
Price: $1.20
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2-CONDUCTOR 18-GAUGE LIGHT BROWN COTTON PARALLEL CORD - 250-foot spool
Price: $120.00
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2-CONDUCTOR 18-GAUGE LIGHT BROWN COTTON PARALLEL CORD - by the foot
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2-CONDUCTOR 18-GAUGE PUTTY COTTON PARALLEL CORD - 250-foot spool
Price: $120.00
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2-CONDUCTOR 18-GAUGE PUTTY COTTON PARALLEL CORD - 250-foot spool
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2-CONDUCTOR 18-GAUGE PUTTY COTTON PARALLEL CORD - by the foot
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2-CONDUCTOR 18-GAUGE RED COTTON PARALLEL CORD - 250-foot spool
Price: $120.00
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2-CONDUCTOR 18-GAUGE RED COTTON PARALLEL CORD - 250-foot spool
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2-CONDUCTOR 18-GAUGE RED COTTON PARALLEL CORD - by the foot
Price: $1.20
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2-CONDUCTOR 18-GAUGE RED COTTON PARALLEL CORD - by the foot
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2-CONDUCTOR 18-GAUGE SLATE BLUE COTTON PARALLEL CORD - 250-foot spool
Price: $120.00
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2-CONDUCTOR 18-GAUGE SLATE BLUE COTTON PARALLEL CORD - 250-foot spool
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2-CONDUCTOR 18-GAUGE SLATE BLUE COTTON PARALLEL CORD - by the foot
Price: $1.20
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2-CONDUCTOR 18-GAUGE SLATE BLUE COTTON PARALLEL CORD - by the foot
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2-CONDUCTOR 18-GAUGE WHITE COTTON PARALLEL CORD - 250-foot spool
Price: $120.00
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2-CONDUCTOR 18-GAUGE WHITE COTTON PARALLEL CORD - 250-foot spool
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2-CONDUCTOR 18-GAUGE WHITE COTTON PARALLEL CORD - by the foot
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2-CONDUCTOR 18-GAUGE WHITE COTTON PARALLEL CORD - by the foot
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2-CONDUCTOR 18-GAUGE BLACK RAYON PARALLEL CORD - 250-foot spool
Price: $120.00
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2-CONDUCTOR 18-GAUGE BLACK RAYON PARALLEL CORD - 250-foot spool
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2-CONDUCTOR 18-GAUGE BLACK RAYON PARALLEL CORD - by the foot
Price: $1.20
Sale Price: $0.60
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2-CONDUCTOR 18-GAUGE BLACK RAYON PARALLEL CORD - by the foot
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2-CONDUCTOR 18-GAUGE BROWN RAYON PARALLEL CORD - 250-foot spool
Price: $120.00
Sale Price: $60.00
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2-CONDUCTOR 18-GAUGE BROWN RAYON PARALLEL CORD - 250-foot spool
on sale
2-CONDUCTOR 18-GAUGE BROWN RAYON PARALLEL CORD - by the foot
Price: $1.20
Sale Price: $0.60
You Save: $0.60 (50 %)
2-CONDUCTOR 18-GAUGE BROWN RAYON PARALLEL CORD - by the foot
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2-CONDUCTOR 18-GAUGE GOLD RAYON PARALLEL CORD - 250-foot spool
Price: $120.00
Sale Price: $60.00
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2-CONDUCTOR 18-GAUGE GOLD RAYON PARALLEL CORD - 250-foot spool
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2-CONDUCTOR 18-GAUGE GOLD RAYON PARALLEL CORD - by the foot
Price: $1.20
Sale Price: $0.60
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2-CONDUCTOR 18-GAUGE GOLD RAYON PARALLEL CORD - by the foot
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2-CONDUCTOR 18-GAUGE SILVER RAYON PARALLEL CORD - 250-foot spool
Price: $120.00
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2-CONDUCTOR 18-GAUGE SILVER RAYON PARALLEL CORD - 250-foot spool
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2-CONDUCTOR 18-GAUGE SILVER RAYON PARALLEL CORD - by the foot
Price: $1.20
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2-CONDUCTOR 18-GAUGE SILVER RAYON PARALLEL CORD - by the foot
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2-CONDUCTOR 18-GAUGE WHITE RAYON PARALLEL CORD - 250-foot spool
Price: $120.00
Sale Price: $60.00
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2-CONDUCTOR 18-GAUGE WHITE RAYON PARALLEL CORD - 250-foot spool
on sale
2-CONDUCTOR 18-GAUGE WHITE RAYON PARALLEL CORD - by the foot
Price: $1.20
Sale Price: $0.60
You Save: $0.60 (50 %)
2-CONDUCTOR 18-GAUGE WHITE RAYON PARALLEL CORD - by the foot
on sale