The D23 was a compact model with no integral teapot. It was the first model to carry the “Popular” model name. It was probably introduced in 1951. The D23 has a cream stove-enamelled, die-cast alloy body. The ‘Popular’ name was used for this basic teasmade style until around 1970. Continue reading 1951 Goblin Teasmade D23
The D23c was an automatic 700W coffee maker featuring a self starting 24 hour alarm movement, a luminous dial, a lampshade and a coffee percolator. Continue reading 1951 Goblin Teasmade D23c
The Hawkins Tiffee 1500 and 1500A was basic model, without clock or light, and was introduced in December 1952. It was known as the Tea-V model. Continue reading 1952 Hawkins Tiffee LGH 1500
LG Hawkins were connected with Pye Ltd as early as 1950, (a Pye letterhead of that date shows L G Hawkins as a director). Pye branded versions of Hawkins products were made. Continue reading 1952 Pye Polly
The Goblin D24 Tele-T was a compact model which was introduced in 1953 and discontinued in 1958. This model was clearly marketed for use in the living room, so that you could make a cup of tea without leaving the comfort of your armchair or missing your favourite TV show, perfect for watching the coronation! Continue reading 1953 Goblin D24 Tele-T
The new streamlined, coronation model, the LGH 2000, was launched in September 1953, at £9/15/-. At the time of its launch Hawkins was still selling the LGH 1200c and the Tiffee. Continue reading 1953 Hawkins Tecal LGH 2000
The Goblin D26 was introduced in 1954 to replace the unsuccessful D23. The alarm was a traditional 12 hour system. Initially the D26 made use of the last of the D23 bodies, then a new bakelite version was introduced. The clock too was replaced, to match that of the new the D25, which was launched in 1955. The wiring remained with a two pin kettle socket with an external earth. The D26 was later replaced by the Goblin D26b, and the series was discontinued in 1965.
This new 1950’s version of the Tecal, based on Hawkins patent no 661601, was introduced in 1954. Its appearance was much the same as the later 4000.
In 1954 Teesmade Engineering entered into an agreement with Pifco, to produce their two pre-existing models in the Pifco name. These became the Pifco 1045 and 1047. Teesmade Engineering not only manufactured the units but also provided after sales care. There is a label on the underside of many units giving the address for spares and service as 52 Lansbury Drive, Hayes, Middlesex, Tel Hayes 0661, and asking customers to ship the kettle only if only that item required repairs. Continue reading 1954 Pifco 1045
In 1954 Teesmade Engineering entered into an agreement with Pifco, to produce their two pre-existing models in the Pifco name. These became the Pifco 1045 and 1047 Tea-o-Matic. Teesmade Engineering not only manufactured the units but also provided after sales care. There is a label on the underside of many units giving the address for spares and service as 52 Lansbury Drive, Hayes, Middlesex, Tel Hayes 0661, and asking customers to ship the kettle only if only that item required repairs. Continue reading 1954 Pifco 1047 Tea-o-Matic
Some time between 1954 and 1959, Pifco took over and rebranded Teesmade Engineering’s Teeboy Deluxe as the Tea-o-matic 1049. The Pifco 1049 has a similar base, kettle and teapot to the Teeboy, but a very different and stylish clock face. Continue reading 1954 Pifco 1049
The Teaboy and the Teaboy Junior were manufactured by Teesmade Engineering at Lansbury Drive in around 1954. These were distributed through wholesalers. The advert shown in the gallery features in a 1954 wholesale catalogue, in which the price was £13.3.0.
The Teaboy and the Teaboy Junior were manufactured by Teesmade Engineering at Lansbury Drive in around 1954. These were distributed through wholesalers. The Teaboy Junior featured in a 1954 catalogue. The price in 1954 was £7-12-0 (listed as wholesale). Continue reading 1954 Teaboy Junior
Production of the D25 began in 1955 and ended in 1960, when it was replaced by the D25b. Its Odeon styling was based on the D21 which it replaced. The main body of the teasmade was made from cream urea plastic (bakelite), with a matching cream tray. There was an orangey red Goblin figure on the front, and the alarm was now set on the top of the body. Continue reading 1955 Goblin Teasmade D25
In around 1957, having made clocks for Teeboy and Pifco, Metamec launched their own teasmade, the model A850. This was arranged like the Goblin Popular with a lamp, a kettle and a round clock. It sold for £9.17.6. It was discontinued in December 1959.
In February 1957 Practical Mechanics Magazine featured an article on building your own teasmade which suggests using a Smiths Callboy alarm clock and a 750w Pifco kettle (model number not given but probably issued as a spare for the 1045 or 1047). The writer, A S Neale, suggests mounting the teawaker onto a bedside table (as illustrated), complete with a lovely rectangle of formica upon which to stand your hot cup. Continue reading 1957 Practical Mechanics Tea Maker