Of the many sources out there that offer new (and safer) cloth covered electrical cords for your vintage appliances here's one that seems to be the most impessive: www.sundialwire.com. They have supplied museums, plays, and movies with period correct cords and plugs. There are some antique radio restoration sites that have cords and plugs as well but offer less variety. It's not always the cord, though; I was in an antique mall checking out two art deco coffee pots using the same cord. One was fine, a Mirro percolator model 0102 which I bought, and the other got very hot and started smoking right away. It stunk the place up so I gave it to the check out desk and told them what happened.