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Post# 1094092   10/22/2020 at 20:26 by Vintage1963 (Ohio)        

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Hello everyone...

I got this beauty today, BUT...the only problem is, no cord. The thermostat is in the cord and I would really like to find one. If anyone can help me out it would be greatly appreciated. The model is 170M. I have searched Ebay and no luck.


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Post# 1094101 , Reply# 1   10/22/2020 at 21:04 by sfh074 ( )        
Wow ....

That is a beauty! Would love to have one like that. Hope you can find a cord. Can you post a pic of the socket on the side of the pot? May help in the search for the cord.

Post# 1094108 , Reply# 2   10/22/2020 at 21:36 by RP2813 (Sannazay)        

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What was the logic behind placing the thermostat in the cord?  That just sounds like a misguided concept to me.


Post# 1094114 , Reply# 3   10/22/2020 at 22:12 by jamiel (Detroit, Michigan)        

Believe it made the unit immersible.

Post# 1094127 , Reply# 4   10/23/2020 at 02:42 by Vintage1963 (Ohio)        
Wow....

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Many thanks for the compliments on this find. Here is a picture of the socket. Also, a picture of the bottom of the pot.

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Post# 1094130 , Reply# 5   10/23/2020 at 05:39 by washerboy (Little Rock Arkansas)        
beauty for sure

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I was a coffee pot collector for years. Down sized earlier this year and gave all but 3 favorites away. I do not think that pot is immersible. Have you tried just a regular cord? You can still find them at the mom and pop hardware stores.

Post# 1094132 , Reply# 6   10/23/2020 at 05:53 by Vintage1963 (Ohio)        
beauty for sure

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Because of the little lip where the socket is a regular percolator cord won't work. I tried one last night but there needs to be a "cut out" on the cord itself in order for it to work.

Post# 1094137 , Reply# 7   10/23/2020 at 06:46 by chachp (North Little Rock, AR)        
Cord

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Here is a picture that looks like yours and it shows the power cord if that helps.  Also found a pic from an old eBay ad.


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Post# 1094143 , Reply# 8   10/23/2020 at 07:26 by turquoisedude (Ogden & St-Liboire (where??), QC, Canada)        

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Wow! That's a unique perk for sure!  I thought only Dormeyer ever made a removable temperature-controlled cordset for a perk.   I hope that one will turn up for you!


Post# 1094145 , Reply# 9   10/23/2020 at 07:33 by sfh074 ( )        
Interesting .....

The ad says this pot "stops automatically, just at the right time. Then keeps it drinking hot till poured." Also mentions immersible. This infers that there are a couple of things going on and possibly contained in the cord.

A timed sequence at start to get water boiling to get the pot to percolate. Then after a period of time, lowers temp to keep contents "drinking hot". Then it says "till poured", which seems to refer to a tilt switch that turns it off.

Probably a bimetal strip that senses the temperature and slowly opens after a period of time .... that would time the percolation. When opened, it then supplies current to another bimetal strip that opens and closes at a reduced temperature to keep coffee warm. But just a guess at mcm 50's analog technology. At least this is how the Mirro-Matic fry pan I have works, a simple bimetal strip with a dial to increase the bimetal strip tension to adjust temp .... all contained in the cord.

The square hole at the top of the socket looks similar to the fry pan socket. The temperature sensing probe of the cord goes thru there and the electrical connections on the left and right.

Just a thought, someone might could fab a cord to fit the electrical connections and simply unplug it after the perking is complete. At least returning this beauty back to semi-service while waiting on finding the elusive oem cord.




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Post# 1094154 , Reply# 10   10/23/2020 at 08:36 by Vintage1963 (Ohio)        

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For reference, this appears to be the cord I need. A friend has a similar Mirro Matic with the same socket.

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Post# 1094185 , Reply# 11   10/23/2020 at 12:12 by sfh074 ( )        
Found a cord ..... but bit expensive

https://m.ebay.com/itm/MIRRO-MATIC-169M-...

Pot is smaller but same 500W element. I bet dollars to donuts it is identical cord.


Post# 1094262 , Reply# 12   10/23/2020 at 21:12 by MattL (Flushing, MI)        

The price of the pot is not too bad but the shipping would kill the deal for me.  I've seen a number of items on ebay that I wanted but walked away from when I saw the shipping.




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