I thought I'd share some useful information I discovered when I burned out the fuse on my vintage coffee maker this morning. I have a 1930s Manning-Bowman coffee maker. I plugged it in before adding water to it and it stopped working. I followed the instructions on the bottom for replacing the fuse, but had just one problem: I didn't have another fuse and couldn't locate one anywhere. (Most of the fuses online have to do with blowing things up.) Then I saw that the fuse had three parts to it: two end pieces and a connector that was rattling around in the bottom. The pieces were originally soldered together, and when the pot got too hot, the connector fell out and shut off the pot. I soldered the fuse back together, and the coffee pot is working again. You can get soldering supplies at a stained glass hobby shop; some jewelry makers use them, too.