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Rayon old-Style Lamp Wire at The Antique Lamp Co.

In 1879, Thomas Edison exhibited his newly perfected electric lighting in a few houses in Menlo Park, New Jersey. Although originally only available to the wealthy, by the turn of the century electricity was fast becoming a reality in  more and more homes as Americans moved from gas and kerosene to the new electric light. The lighting hardware found in homes during the early years is functionally the same as what we use today, but yet is far-removed in looks, and convenience.

Here we offer both the old-style and more modern types of wiring components for electric lighting of all kinds.


Quick Links: Old-style rayon covered lamp cord and parts / New-style plastic covered lamp cord and parts
 

 Cord, Plugs and Switches for Electric Lighting 1900 - 1940's

These rayon-covered cords are the safe and modern versions of the old silk-wrapped cord. The plugs and switches are also specially designed specifically to work with these cords in the rewiring of all types of lamps.

Quick links: Cord / Plugs / Switches
 

 
Rayon-Covered Cord
18 gauge wire suitable for most lighting applications
These cords are not UL listed because that is no approval rating for wires that are twisted and braided.
However, a UL inspector does have the ability to approve these wires for your assembly even though they are not listed.
Sorry, NO RETURNS on cut items - please double check your needs
Cord is sold in continuous lengths. For example, if you order 12 feet, you will receive one 12 foot length.
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No.
Description Size Color Price Add to Cart
 2-Wire Cord
Suitable for table lamps, floor lamps, hanging lamps and chandeliers suspended with a chain or rod
Rayon Covered Lamp Cord at The Antique Lamp Co.
Per foot Stock Rayon covered flat 2-wire cord

-Two wires, side-by-side, bonded together by insulation and covered in rayon herringbone braid.
1/4" x 1/8" Gold $1.00 NA
White
Brown
Black
Per foot ST-BR Rayon covered twisted 2-wire cord

-Two wires, each wrapped by insulation and covered in rayon braid, then twisted together.
1/4" diameter Brown $1.50
ST-BL Black
Per 12
foot length
B46635F Gold $18.00
3-Wire Pulley Cord
Suitable for table lamps, floor lamps, pendant lights, hanging bulb sockets, chandeliers and other hanging lamps suspended with or without chain or rod, and hanging lamps with pulley mechanisms
3-wire Pulley Lamp Cord at The Antique Lamp Co. Per 12
foot
length

B46689F Rayon covered round 3-wire pulley cord.

-Three copper wires, each covered in insulation then twisted together, padded, and covered in cotton braid.
1/4" round Black $29.00
3-wire Pulley Lamp Cord at The Antique Lamp Co. B46689 Rayon covered round 3-wire pulley cord.

-Three copper wires, each covered in insulation then twisted together, padded, and covered in rayon braid.

1/4" round

Brown Currently
Unavailable

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Old-style Plugs
Appropriate for all of the rayon-covered cords above.
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Quantity Part No. Description Polarized Color Price Add to Cart
Antique Style Electical Plug for Rayon Wire Each D30364 Heavy duty plug for round wire

Insulator included

No

Black

$2.50
Antique Style Electical Plug for Rayon Wire Each B48543
(pictured)
Plastic plug for round or flat wire
Embossed with acorns and oak leaves

Insulator included

Yes

Brown

$5.00
B48545

Black

$5.00
Antique Style Electical Plug for Rayon Wire Each B48540 Plastic plug for round or flat wire
Embossed with vertical ribs

Insulator included

Yes

Brown

$5.00
B48542
(pictured)

Black

$5.00
Antique Style Electical Plug for Rayon Wire Each D30036 Bakelite plug for flat wire No Brown $2.50
Antique Style Electical Plug for Rayon Wire D30034

White

$2.50
Insulators for old lamp plugs at The Antique Lamp Co. Each B40319 Round 1.05" insulators for old round plugs
Constructed of dielectric paper board
--

Black
only

$.75

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Old-style In-line Switches
Click HERE if you need help installing this switch
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Quantity Part No. Description Size Color Price Add to Cart
In-line Switch for rayon wire
Each B48420

Rocker in-line switch for round or flat rayon wire

21/4" x 5/8"

Black

$4.00
B48421

White

B48422
(pictured)

Clear

B48423

Gold

B48424 Brown


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 Cord, Plugs and Switches for Electric Lighting after 1940's

These plastic-covered cords are the safe and modern for late 20th century lamps. The plugs and switches are also specially designed specifically to work with these cords in the rewiring of all types of lamps.

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Plastic-Covered Cord / Wire
18 gauge SPT-1 wire suitable for most lighting applications
Sorry, NO RETURNS on cut items - please double check your needs
Cord is sold in continuous lengths. For example, if you order 7 feet, you will receive one 7 foot length.
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Lamp Cord at The Antique Lamp Co.
Per foot Stock

Parallel 2-wire plastic-covered SPT-1 cords are suitable for most lighting applications.
-UL listed.

-- White 35

 

Ivory
Black
Brown
Gold
Silver
Antique Gold

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Snap-on Plugs
Appropriate for all of the cords above and are suitable for most lighting applications. No stripping required and are UL Listed.
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Quantity Part No. Polarized Color Price Add to Cart
Snap-on plug at The Antique Lamp Co. Each B48513 Yes

Ivory

$1.50
B48521

Black

B48512

Brown

B48536
(pictured)
Gold
Antique Style Electical Plug for Rayon Wire Each
B48528 Yes

White

$1.50
B48515

Ivory

B48529

Black

B48514
(pictured)

Brown

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In-line Switches
Appropriate for all of the cords above and are suitable for most lighting applications. Easy to install with no wire stripping. UL Listed.
Click HERE if you need help installing this switch
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In-Line Lamp Switch at The Antique Lamp Co. Each
B48400

Brown

$1.50
B48401

White

B48415 Ivory
D30057 Black
D30024
(pictured)
Clear
In-Line Lamp Switch at The Antique Lamp Co.
Each D30091
(pictured)

Brown

$3.75
D30090

White

D30095 Ivory
D30084 Black

 

Canopy Switches
Appropriate for all of the cords above and are suitable for most lighting applications. Easy to install with no wire stripping. UL Listed.
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On-off Canopy Switch at The Antique Lamp Co. Each

-On-Off  switch with  3/8" shank, removable knob
-
6" long, 18-gauge wire leads

B40400i

brass tone

$4.00
B40400n
(pictured)
nickel plated
On-off Canopy Switch at The Antique Lamp Co. Each

-Rotary Switch with non-removable black bakelite button
-Great for mounting where space is limited
-6" long, 18-gauge wire leads

B40403 black
button
$4.00

 

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