The Goblin D31 is known to have been on sale from 1966, for £14/10/-, when it was referred to as the “New Goblin”. We have not yet confirmed the start and end production dates, but this model is known to have been available in 1968. Continue reading 1966 Goblin D31
Patrick at Clock Repairs and More at Clevedon Craft Centre on the edge of Clevedon near Bristol is a great enthusiast! Telephone 07904 491665 or visit www.clockrepairsandmore.co.uk.
Since joining us Mike has been one of the chief bedposts of Teasmade.info, helping countless visitors with their teasmade problems. Continue reading Mike Phelan
Doug joined the ranks of the techie teasmaniacs in February 2002 and has always done his best to answer any questions. Doug specialises in collecting Goblins. Continue reading Doug Fennell
Hello! My name is Sheridan and I have a collection of well over 150 teasmades and teawakers (I’ve stopped counting!) besides numerous kettles and clocks which I suspect to be the largest collection in the world. It is fitting that my maiden name was Green and my married surname is Parsons because the Goblin office was once based in Parson’s Green.
The Goblin D24 Tele-T was compact model which featured only a kettle and an on-off switch. There is no clock and no alarm feature. The instructions read, “10 minutes before tea is required depress the switch on the front of the Tele-T.” Continue reading 1949 or after Goblin D24 Tele-T
The second full production Goblin model was the Goblin D20. This Teasmade was a fabulous piece of Art Deco styling in a plywood case, which was often painted or wallpapered to match the bedroom decor! By now the Teasmade was in full production alongside Goblin’s range of electric clocks. It was acquiring great popularity as a desirable gift. Goblin used 250 demonstrators in department stores and electrical retailers around the UK to add weight to their advertising and promotion of the Teasmade.
Goblin created a plywood bodied prototype teasmade in 1932. An example was donated to the National Science Museum by the inventor himself, William Hermann Brenner Thornton.
This is the infamous episode where Mr Bean wakes up late for his dentist appointment and has to get dressed in the car. First of all, though, he uses a Goblin 834 teasmade to wake himself up! Enjoy this video from the official Mr Bean YouTube channel. Continue reading Mr Bean finds a novel use for a Teasmade
Maurice Collins owns a weird and wonderful selection of off-beat antique gadgets, including a clockwork burglar alarm, an electric hair-restoring comb, a finger stretcher, a mechanical envelope sealer and the world’s first ever Sat Nav. His collection also includes two clockwork teasmades. In this video he introduces us to some of the items in his collection and demonstrates Albert Richardson’s Teasmade. Continue reading Maurice Collins