Category Archives: 1940

1948 Concentric Manufacturing Company TeaLarm

The TeaLarm teasmade was made in 1948 and feaures a Smiths Sectric clock. The case was quite tall,27.5 cm, and was made from a hard plastic reminiscent of bakelite. It had rather Art Deco styling. Brown and cream versions were available. The plinth behind the clock uses a rocking switch very much like the Hawkins Tecal. The light bulb is shaded with a mottled clear plastic cover. Continue reading 1948 Concentric Manufacturing Company TeaLarm

1949 Hawkins Tecal LGH 1200

This post-war model, launched in 1949, was a radical new styling of the original Hawkins Tecal (pronounced tea-call). It differs from the previous model in that there is no plinth for the teapot. The clock mounting and frame are also different in shape and style. The patent, number 661601, was applied for 1949 by Lawrence George Hawkins and LG Hawkins and Co. To the best of my knowledge this model was not manufactured by Teesmade Engineering. Continue reading 1949 Hawkins Tecal LGH 1200