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TYPES OF VINTAGE STYLE BRAIDED FABRIC CLOTH COVERED LAMP WIRE


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VINTAGE STYLE BRAIDED FABRIC CLOTH COVERED LAMP WIRE AND CORD SETSVINTAGE STYLE BRAIDED FABRIC CLOTH COVERED LAMP WIRE

Vintage Style Overbraid – Cloth-covered cord with two or three conductors contained in one cord where the spiral of the twisted wires gives the cord a wonderful color and texture.

Vintage Style Overbraid wire is constructed using two or three stranded copper wires, each covered in PVC insulation, which are twisted together and braided with a cotton herringbone weave.

Vintage Style Overbraid cord can be used for table-top, floor, or pendant lighting as well as small appliances.

HOW A BRAIDING MACHINE WORKS

1989 Patent for the Apparatus and method for automated braiding

A braiding machine is device, which interlaces at least three strands of yarns or wires to form Vintage Fabric Cloth Covered Lamp Wire, Vintage Style Overbraid covered power cords, and some types of lace.

Braiding machines, although they have an apparent complex movement of bobbins, are mechanically simple and robust, modern versions are very reliable and consequently can operate for many hours or even days without much attention.

Maypole braiders work by a circular braiding process. They were well suited to be driven by the steam engines of the industrial revolution and were common by the beginning of the 20th century being easily powered by electric motors.

Common types of braiding machines work in much the same way as the process of decorating a maypole. At the start of decorating a maypole an even number of ribbons tied to the top of the pole. A group of people form a ring about the base of the pole and take a ribbon in hand. Half the people then travel clockwise and the other half counter clockwise.

When the people pass one another they pass alternately to the right and to the left. This results in a downward forming braid on the pole. As the braid works its way down the pole, the ribbons become shorter and the angle of forming changes as the braid works lower on the pole. On a standard braiding machine, the supply lines are a constant angle and at a constant tension and hence the output braided product is uniform.

Animation of the smallest braiding machine with three carriers and two horn gears
Animation of the smallest braiding machine with three carriers and two horn gears

In a horn gear braider, bobbins of thread pass one another to the left and right on pseudo-sinusoidal tracks, a peg at their bases is driven by a series of so called horn gears. A horn gear consists of a notched disk driven by a spur gear below on the same shaft. These gears lie below the track plate that the bobbin carriers ride on, and an even number of gears must be used as there are always an even number of bobbins. The gears must be driven at multiple points on machines with two or more bobbin sets and cross-shafts are used.

On a vertically oriented machine, the braided thread is taken up above the machine and height and diameter of a guide ring determines the characteristics of the braided product to some degree. On horizontal oriented machines, the braiding track plate and associated bobbins are turned through 90 degrees. This enables large stiff braided cables to be output horizontally so a tall factory building is not required.

Braiding machines, although they have an apparent complex movement of bobbins, are mechanically simple and robust. Modern versions are very reliable and consequently can operate for many hours or even days without attention. This has enabled factories with hundreds of machines to be operated by just a few workers, reducing wages, and making products cheaper and/or profits higher. These modern machines have incorporated electronic controls with automated controls. Although ropes, cords and fishing line are still the core products of most braiding companies there are many other products including webbing, cable shielding and automotive products such as reinforced brake lines.

Some machines use a different system, where the motion of the thread carriers resemble a Teacup Ride.


TYPES OF VINTAGE STYLE BRAIDED FABRIC CLOTH COVERED CORD

Types of Lamp wire

SJT VINTAGE STYLE BRAIDED FABRIC CLOTH COVERED CORD

16/3 SJT FABRIC CLOTH COVERED LAMP WIRE

SJT Vintage Style Braided Fabric Cloth Covered Cord is hard usage service cord designed for use with heavy tools, equipment, portable lights and power extensions. It is also used with large appliances and lighting installations.

 

 

 

SJT Vintage Style Braided Fabric Cloth Covered Cable Description:

  • Conductor: Stranded bare copper, fully annealed per ASTM B-174
  • Insulation: Oil-resistant color-coded PVC per UL 62
  • Jacket: Premium-grade oil-resistant PVC (black)
  • Temperature Rating: -34°C to + 105°C (60°C in wet locations)

SJT Vintage Style Braided Fabric Cloth Covered Cable Standards and Approvals:

  • UL Standard 62
  • CSA Standard 22.2 No. 49
  • Federal Spec JC-580B
  • NEC Article 400
  • OSHA

16/3 SJT VINTAGE STYLE BRAIDED FABRIC CLOTH COVERED CORD

18/3 SJT VINTAGE STYLE BRAIDED FABRIC CLOTH COVERED CORD

18/3 SJT FABRIC COVERED - SOLID COLORS - PENDANT AND LAMP WIRE
18/3 SJT
FABRIC COVERED
SOLID COLORS
PENDANT AND LAMP WIRE

 


SPT VINTAGE STYLE BRAIDED FABRIC CLOTH COVERED CORD

SPT FABRIC CLOTH COVERED LAMP WIRESPT VINTAGE STLE BRAIDED FABRIC CLOTH COVERED CORDSPT Thickness – SPT VINTAGE STLE BRAIDED FABRIC CLOTH COVERED CORD can also be called lamp cord or lamp cable because the two conductor construction is easily recognizable as the cord used in lamp wiring. However, VINTAGE STLE BRAIDED FABRIC CLOTH COVERED CORD can also be used in clocks, radios, fans, refrigerators and room cooling units among other things.

There are three types of VINTAGE STLE BRAIDED FABRIC CLOTH COVERED CORDSPT-1, SPT-2 and SPT-3, each having a heavier construction than the previous. SPT-3 is the newest of the 3, and also the heaviest construction. While SPT-1 lamp cord weighs between 20-21 pounds per thousand feet, SPT 3 lamp cord can weigh 88 or even 100 pounds per thousand feet.

The SPT cable types range in operating temperatures as well. SPT-1 cable is rated to 105°C, and SPT-2 has versions that are also rated to 105°C. However, other SPT-2 cable is rated to 60°C. All SPT-3 cable is rated to 105°C. All three types of SPT cable are rated to 300 volts.

SPT-1 VINTAGE STYLE BRAIDED FABRIC CLOTH COVERED LAMP WIRE

SPT-1 VINTAGE STYLE BRAIDED FABRIC CLOTH COVERED LAMP WIRE, 18/2
SPT, also known as zip cord, is short for Stranded Parallel Thermoplastic. This means the two wires (Hot & Neutral) run parallel to each other in an insulated Thermoplastic cover.

This wire is U.L. Listed for use in hanging fixtures & sconces, easily slips 1/8IPS (3/8” dia.) pipe.

SPT-1 VINTAGE STYLE BRAIDED FABRIC CLOTH COVERED LAMP WIRE is:

  • Flexible
  • Easy to maneuver through standard lamp pipe and hardware
  • BEST USE: table and floor lamps

SPT-2 VINTAGE STYLE BRAIDED FABRIC CLOTH COVERED LAMP WIRE

SPT-2 VINTAGE STYLE BRAIDED FABRIC CLOTH COVERED LAMP WIRE, 18/2
This cord is made with the same gauge wire as SPT-1, but its insulation is thicker.

This wire is U.L. Listed for use in portable table and floor lamps, difficult to slip 1/8IPS (3/8” dia.) pipe

SPT-2 VINTAGE STYLE BRAIDED FABRIC CLOTH COVERED LAMP WIRE is:

  • Less flexible than SPT-1, but slightly more heat and abrasion resistant
  • Harder to work with
  • BEST USE: table and floor lamps in UL Certification situations only.

SVT-B VINTAGE STYLE BRAIDED FABRIC CLOTH COVERED ROUND PENDANT AND LAMP WIRE

The name SVT came from its original use Service Cord Type Vacuum Cleaner Thermoplastic, but is now used on lamps as well as other small appliances (i.e.: desktop fans). It’s a round cord that is perfect for hanging pendants, as the double insulation (the outside layer and the individually insulated interior wires) can hold more weight than the SPT cords.

SVT-B Vintage Style Braided Fabric Cloth Covered Cable Applications:

  • SVT Cable is designed for use with vacuum cleaners, food processors and office equipment.

SVT-B Vintage Style Braided Fabric Cloth Covered Cable Construction:

  • Conductor: Bunch stranded uncoated annealed copper conforming to UL requirements.
  • Insulation: Polyvinylchloride (PVC) conforming to UL Class 43 thermoplastic per UL Standard 1581.
  • Color Code: Black, White, and Green.
  • Assembly: The insulated conductors cabled with fillers, as necessary, to form a round cable. A paper separator is applied over the cabled core.
  • Overall Jacket: polyvinylchloride (PVC) conforming to UL Class 43 thermoplastic per UL Standard 1581. VW-1 rating and/or other jacket colors are available upon request.
  • Jacket Color: Available in Black, White,

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18/3 SVT-B VINTAGE STYLE BRAIDED FABRIC CLOTH COVERED ROUND PENDANT AND LAMP WIRE


 

TWISTED ANTIQUE REPLICA VINTAGE STYLE BRAIDED FABRIC CLOTH COVERED LAMP WIRE

Each of the two conductors is covered in cloth braid and then the wires are twisted together. Available with 18/2 Wire or 18/3 Wire twist in several colors and patterns.

 

18/2 TWISTED ANTIQUE REPLICA VINTAGE STYLE BRAIDED FABRIC CLOTH COVERED LAMP WIRE

18/3 TWISTED ANTIQUE REPLICA VINTAGE STYLE BRAIDED FABRIC CLOTH COVERED LAMP WIRE


  • 18/3 SJT-B BURGUNDY/WINE NYLON FABRIC CLOTH COVERED LAMP AND LIGHTING WIRE
    18/3 SJT-B BURGUNDY/WINE NYLON FABRIC CLOTH COVERED LAMP AND LIGHTING WIRE

For more styles of lamp cord be sure to check out all the stock available at Grand Brass Lamp Parts


Grand Brass Lamp Parts stocks lamp cord sets, including SPT and SVT sets as well as TWISTED FABRIC COVERED LAMP WIRE POWER CORDS,

To complement our electrical wire and lamp cord supplies, we also stock canopies and other lighting parts to cover all your lighting parts shopping needs.

You may also want to view our range of Lamp Sockets , Lamp dimmers, and lamp switches to help complete the job.