Vintage Wiring For Lamps - Lamp Cord, Handel - Tiffany Era. 35. The bar has just been raised for lamp repair. For those lamp aficionados out there, here is the greatest wear out piece on the lamp and the one that has the highest potential hazard factor for failure and fire.. It is VERY difficult to find folks willing to work on "vintage" electronics, primarily due to parts availability and the lack of techs. This is mostly due to a market drive to cheaply made, disposable electronics over the last 20 years..