Category Archives: 1960

1961 Goblin Teasmade D28

The Goblin D28 was introduced in 1959. It was used the existing D26 body, but was built on a wider base. It was sold without a teapot, but space was provided on the right to use your own. The D28 was replaced by the D28b, D28c, and D28d, and the D28 series was finally discontinued in 1965.

1965 Russell Hobbs Electric Tea Maker

The Russell Hobbs Tea Maker was marketed in 1965. It is a fascinating device. For a long time I knew of it as only as a tea maker, but I later discovered that an optional alarm clock with a bakelite-like finish could be plugged into the teamaker on one side and a bedside lamp on the other, making this model Russell Hobbs’ first foray into the teasmade market. Continue reading 1965 Russell Hobbs Electric Tea Maker

1967 Ekco Hawkins Hostess TE34

The Ekco Hawkins Hostess TE34 was launched some time between 1967 and 1977. Christine kindly sent pictures of her Hostess TE34. The date of these models is not known but must have been produced between 1967 and 1977 and manufactured at Ekco-Hawkins’ Drury Lane, Hastings address. There is no clue on either the box or the instructions as to a specific date other than a label on the box which states “NEW C.E.E. CODED FLEXIBLE FITTED” and the wires, coloured brown, blue and green/yellow. Continue reading 1967 Ekco Hawkins Hostess TE34

1967 Ekco Hostess Teamaker TM80

The Ekco Hostess Teamaker TM80 was launched some time between 1967 and 1977. This model in cream and brown has a stainless steel and cream kettle and teapot. It features a light, an audible alarm and auto and tea now facilities. The Hawkins name is no longer present.

1967 Goblin Teasmade D25c

The Goblin Teasmade model D25c was manufactured from 1967. The kettle is similar to the D25b but has ball impressed feet. The platform is reversed from the previous model: the kettle on the left and the teapot on the right. This style and arrangement of teapot right and kettle left remained standard from this point onwards. The socket and plug, now on the other side, has a circular 3 pin internal earth. Continue reading 1967 Goblin Teasmade D25c

1967 Goblin Teasmade D30 and D33

This deluxe model began development in 1965, but the first design was abandoned in January 1966 as it was not luxurious enough. A second attempt began early in 1966 with a target production date of June or July 1967 but the target date soon slipped due to competing projects. The favoured design, selected in March 1966, included a radio, which would probably be manufactured by Pye in Hong Kong. Continue reading 1967 Goblin Teasmade D30 and D33

1968 Goblin Teasmade 833m

The Goblin Teasmade model 833m was introduced in 1968. It replaced the D31 and uses the same circular clock and body. Later models feature a blushed aluminium clock face. Goblin reverted to the old square chrome on copper kettle.

This photo from website visitor Bill shows his 833m which is marked on the rear plate model 833m serial No 2378.

1968 Goblin Teasmade 834m

The Goblin Teasmade model 834m was introduced in 1968. It replaced the D32 and uses the same circular clock and body. Later models feature a blushed aluminium clock face. Goblin reverted to the old square chrome on copper kettle, with a short transfer tube, which discharged into a new square style teapot. No illustration at present.

1969 Goblin Teasmade 833

Development of the 833 completed at the end of 1968 and it was launched in 1969. It featured crisp styling in white plastic with an integrated translucent acrylic lamp unit. There was a brushed aluminium clock, fascia and lamp top, and a chrome-plated copper kettle of new design. Switches for light, tea-making and alarm were all set on the front. As with the D31 this model specified a 40w candle bulb. Continue reading 1969 Goblin Teasmade 833