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 Post subject: Power Cord
PostPosted: Feb Tue 06, 2018 7:07 pm 
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Hi! I have an old wooden Veneered box of an Executone intercom. Probably from the late 1950's. The Power cord is in bad shape. It is a rubber or vinyl cord two conductor and not polarized. The cord is brown and the plug end is molded and part of the cord itself. Does anyone know where I COULD find a similar replacement? Thank you! Dave


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 Post subject: Re: Power Cord
PostPosted: Feb Tue 06, 2018 9:23 pm 
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If nothing else, buy a cheap extension cord and cut one end off.

Most vendors that sell electronics parts also have replacement cords. Sal has them....ad at the right. Radiodaze tends to be "one stop shopping" for vintage stuff

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 Post subject: Re: Power Cord
PostPosted: Feb Tue 06, 2018 9:56 pm 
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I am looking for a VERY Close looking replacement for what I have. So far nothing lo
oks close. The ones I have seen look too modern.


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 Post subject: Re: Power Cord
PostPosted: Feb Tue 06, 2018 10:10 pm 
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Grillage wrote:
I am looking for a VERY Close looking replacement for what I have. So far nothing lo
oks close. The ones I have seen look too modern.

Can we see a picture of the original?

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 Post subject: Re: Power Cord
PostPosted: Feb Tue 06, 2018 10:39 pm 
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Here is a photo of the Cord


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 Post subject: Re: Power Cord
PostPosted: Feb Tue 06, 2018 10:58 pm 
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Here is an excerpt from the list that is stickied at the beginning of this sub-forum:

Wire and cable (including cloth-covered wire):

Sundial Wire (http://www.sundialwire.com)
Grand Brass (http://www.grandbrass.com)
Bill Lapoulos - Magneto Parts (http://www.magnetoparts.com/wire.htm)
Jack Pine Radio (https://sites.google.com/site/jackpineradiocords/home)

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 Post subject: Re: Power Cord
PostPosted: Feb Tue 06, 2018 11:00 pm 
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Go to a thrift store and buy a cheap lamp with a similar cord. These cords were standard for decades (and may still be) on household table lamps.

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 Post subject: Re: Power Cord
PostPosted: Feb Thu 08, 2018 2:13 am 
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There is this but pretty expensive
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-TV-Rad ... Swv0tVPstP


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 Post subject: Re: Power Cord
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DONE! To me its worth it! THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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 Post subject: Re: Power Cord
PostPosted: Feb Fri 09, 2018 12:07 am 
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If you haven’t pulled the trigger on the eBay link, bear in min that that one has a two pin terminal which will be removed and the length is only 6’. Grand Brass has a wide assortment of colors, 8 and 10 foot lengths as well as braided rayon insulated if you want to go fancy and of course, molded plugs.


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 Post subject: Re: Power Cord
PostPosted: Feb Fri 09, 2018 12:29 am 
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This is fine. Thanks


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 Post subject: Re: Power Cord
PostPosted: Feb Fri 09, 2018 7:52 pm 
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It used to be that you could go to the hardware store and buy an extension cord and just cut the socket off. You would get a cord that looked just like your old cord. But extension cords these days are made with heavier gauge wire and do not look the same. But I expect that they are safer than they used to be.

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 Post subject: Re: Power Cord
PostPosted: Feb Fri 09, 2018 9:03 pm 
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Okay, Thanks!


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 Post subject: Re: Power Cord
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+1 Old lamps and funky appliances are the best source for authentic. But I generally prefer a polarized cord that just looks old.

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