Bakelite Clock

Are vintage clocks a fire hazard?

I have some clocks from the 30's, 40's, and 50's (they are all plug-in) that I really want to use--I don't want to keep them in a closet somewhere! One has a very old cloth electrical cord, the others are newer vinyl-type cords. Some of the clocks are wood, some are bakelite. Are any of these clocks a serious fire hazard?

You can check the wiring your self by looking at it and bending it. If it cracks, Then it is dry & brittle and a small appliace repair shop would replace the cords for you. You don't need to call an expensive Electrician to repair these items, They DON'T repair clocks & appliances. They do HOUSE & BUILDING WIREING. NOT small appliance repair.

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VINTAGE ART DECO TELECHRON SELECTOR TIMER CLOCK 8H55 ELECTRIC BAKELITE
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GE Telechron Shelf Clock 5H57 Suave bakelite base
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Vintage Art Deco Westclox Bakelite Moonbeam S5 J Electric Alarm Clock Works
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Hammond Junior Electric Alarm Clock Bakelite untested
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1940s Vintage Bakelite Telechron Alarm Clock Model 8H61 Art Deco Design Works
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MCCLINTOCK Company Vintage Bakelite Alarm Clock
$26.00 (3 Bids)
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French Art Deco JAZ BAKELITE DESK ALARM CLOCK c1930
French Art Deco JAZ BAKELITE DESK ALARM CLOCK c1930
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1940s TelechroN Household Timer Model 8B53 Bakelite Exterior Works Cool Deco
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1930s Antique IDEAL Electric Clock ART DECO ERA Mantel Bakelite Second Hand GC
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RARE Vintage Bakelite ART DECO PEERLESS Electric ALARM CLOCK
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New Have Artlarm Clock Steeple Bakelite Beautiful Condition Left Wind
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Art Deco Lincoln Electric Mantel Table Clock BAKELITE 1930s Clock Corp Chicago
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VINTAGE SMALL SETH THOMAS CLOCK BAKELITE
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Mastercrafters Bake lite Fire Place Mantel Clock Works Great Looks Great
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