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Need power cord for vintage coffee pot

Bidding on ebay for a vintage 1930's farberwear chrome coffee pot. all inside pieces are there but no power cord. where can i purchase one?

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I am looking for an electric cord for a FABERWARE Vintage coffee pot, Model #325985 or 86. The plug in is 1-1/2" wide. If you can help me with this request, I would appreciate it.
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