I am working on a vintage clock, and in order to make it safer, I would like to replace the cord with a more modern UL-approved cord.
First things first, I am trying to identify the hot and neutral lines of the current cord, but I'm having a hard time distinguishing between the two.
The metal prongs appear to be exactly the same size. The wire itself doesn't have a ridged side, but it does have one side that is slightly embossed with the words "General Electric L Flamenol"
As far as I can tell, the only obvious marker is the "General Electric L Flamenol" label on one side of the cord -- does anyone know if that indicates power or ground?
Any other feedback or safety recommendations on this undertaking are very appreciated
P.S. The ink is a little blotchy, but looks like the bottom label says "220V" -- but that seems far too high to work on a normal outlet. Is is more likely that it's actually 120V and coincidentally looks like 220V?