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About Us

Sundial Wire™ has been providing beautiful, high quality, cloth covered wire since 1991. Our wire is newly US-manufactured wire, constructed of copper wire covered in PVC and a cotton or rayon braid.

Sundial Wire™ started braiding wire when the supply in old hardware stores was drying up and no other companies were making it. We have always been committed to the highest quality American-made wire. This is why high-end decorators, interior designers, architects, antiques and lighting restorers, lighting manufacturers, movie set decorators, and museums use Sundial Wire™.


We sell cloth-covered wire braided with cotton or rayon. Rayon is a natural fabric (made from cellulose) and looks a great deal like silk, which was used, along with cotton, in cloth-covered wire's early days. We have decided not to use nylon as it has a plastic look to it that we find far less attractive. Sometimes wire is advertised as cloth-covered or fabric wire but the fabric is not specified. We make sure every one of our wires is listed with its covering fabric.

Our manufacturing team takes great pride in ensuring that the braid on all our wires and the twist in all of our twisted pair wires is firm and even. With genuine Sundial Wire™, you know what you are getting and you know you are getting the best quality.


Sundial Wire™ is committed to manufacturing American-made wire. Not only do we braid the wire in Massachusetts, but all the wire we braid is made in the US as well.

Most of the non-wire products we carry are not made in the US. This is due to the fact that, unfortunately, these products are not made in the US at all.


We are truly a mom-and-pop store, with Jim starting the company when he, working on a film crew, need cloth-covered wire for sets on the movie Billy Bathgate in 1990. We saw a need for beautiful wire as well as period-correct wire, and have grown beyond just supplying Jim's and others' set decorating needs. However, you can see our wire in such motion pictures as Water for Elephants, Suckerpunch, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Seabiscuit, King Kong, War of the Worlds, and dozens of other productions. Our wire has also appeared in the TV shows: The Walking Dead, Boardwalk Empire, Fringe, Bones, and Heroes, among others.

You can see Jim's description of our earliest days in this blog post.