In January 1960 Goblin was assessing redesign ideas for the D25. The goal was to achieve a design which incorporated a new style of kettle, a new platform mechanism along the lines of the D26 or an improved modification of this, and a new and less expensive clock movement. Continue reading 1960 Goblin Teasmade D25b
Exact date unknown but must fall between 1954 and 1967. There were 4000 and 4000CH models.
In November 1960 Practical Mechanics Magazine featured an article on building two bedside teamakers, one primarily wooden, the other metal. Continue reading 1960 Practical Mechanics Tea Maker
The Goblin D26b was made in about 1961. It was an updated version of the D26. It was discontinued in 1965.
The Goblin D28b was made in about 1961. It was an updated version of the D28 which was introduced in 1959. The series was eventually discontinued in 1965. Continue reading 1961 Goblin Teasmade D28b
The Goblin D28c was made in about 1962. No illustration available, sorry. It was an updated version of the D28 which was introduced in 1959. The series was eventually discontinued in 1965.
The Goblin D28d was made in about 1963. It was an updated version of the D28 which was introduced in 1959. The series was eventually discontinued in 1965.
The example illustrated was found on the internet, dated 1963. The body of the teasmade is pink, but it is otherwise identical in appearance to the 833.
The chrome plated deco styled Hawkins Classic LGH 5000 was made by L G Hawkins of Drury Lane, Hastings. It is known to have been available from 1963 to 1966 and was probably produced into the 1970’s. Continue reading 1963 Hawkins Classic LGH 5000
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
The Goblin D31 went into production in July 1966. It is known to have been on sale that year for £14/10/-, when it was referred to as the “New Goblin”. With the D31 Goblin moved away from their traditional styling into a much more modern look, with a circular aluminium kettle. The D31 and its partner with a teapot, the D32 were available in magnolia and pink. Continue reading 1966 Goblin Teasmade D31
The first production model of the D32 was ready for inspection in October 1966. Regrettably this had a fault – the spout did not fit into the teapot. The design must have been corrected quickly as the D32 went on sale that same year, for £17/5/-. Continue reading 1966 Goblin Teasmade D32
The Hawkins Tiffee 1700 was available in 1966. An advert for this later model of the Tiffee in ivory with polished boiler appears in the Gardiner of Bristol catalogue, 1966, priced at £5.17.11.
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
Ekco had not made teasmades before their merger with Hawkins in 1960, but in 1947 they had manufactured a clock radio, the A33 Radiotime, a very modern looking appliance compared to the Goblin Timespot of the same date, the cabinet of which was designed by the architect and designer Wells Coates. Continue reading 1967 Ekco Hawkins Tiffeematic LGH 1700
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.
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
The D25c Queen Anne was manufactured in 1967. The Queen Anne came as a Gift Pack which cost £29.11.2 in 1970. It included a china teaset (two cups and saucers, a cream jug and a sugar bowl), which for at least part of the production run was Royal Albert Silver Maple. Continue reading 1967 Goblin Teasmade D25c Queen Anne
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
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.
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.
The 815 was launched in 1969. The Goblin Teasmade 815 was originally made for hotels, but was later released for the retail market. (Date confirmed via Goblin Leatherhead records). This model had no clock, just a kettle and a teapot with an on/off switch, activated by the user. Technically, then, it is not a teasmade! Continue reading 1969 Goblin Teasmade 815
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