Wiring on Old Appliances
I have some old appliances (mixmaster, sewing machine, lamp) from the 60s and 70s. They all work, but how do I know if they're safe electrically?
They look to be in good shape, without any fraying or damage to the plugs or cords, but they all have the original wiring and none of them have three-prong or polarized plugs.
Does the age alone mean that these should all be rewired? Should I get an electrician to look at them to determine if they're safe, or is there some way to test them on my own? How long does wiring last before it needs to be replaced? These were really well made appliances and I would love to use them again.