The Goblin Teasmade model 834 was probably launched October 1970. Goblin Leatherhead records confirm that the 833 series which it replaced were still in production in October 1970. As with the D31 this model specifies a 40w candle bulb.
The first 835 production model came off the line in June 1970, and the new model was officially launched in October 1970. (Date confirmed via Goblin Leatherhead records). The 835 was given a substantial face-lift, with fashionable squared styling, and new side lights with white plastic angular covers, but it retained the same clock and movement as the outgoing D25d and the more recent 834. The detachable tray at the front of the unit was a new feature, designed to carry the cups and teapot up and down stairs. Continue reading 1970 Goblin Teasmade 835
The Goblin Teasmade model D25d was launched in 1970. It featured a modern brushed stainless steel clock face. The kettle and teapot were no longer set diagonally. The new style kettle and teapot, the same as those on the 834, had a short transfer tube leading to the spout of the teapot instead of to a feeder hole in the pot lid. The teapot had a black lid. The socket was the same circular type as on the D25c. Continue reading 1970 Goblin Teasmade D25d
The Goblin D25d Queen Anne was manufactured between 1970 and 1971. No illustration available as yet.
The Goblin Teasmade 835b probably appeared in 1971. The red neon light cover on this model is a dummy with no bulbholder or wiring. This is a hangover from the 835, which had a light which illuminated when the alarm sounded, now discontinued. This model had a variable volume buzzer.
The 835c went into production on December 6th 1971, replacing the 835b (as Goblin Leatherhead records confirm). The style was unchanged, except for a brown lower strip where the neon lens was. All the 835 variations continued to use the same large clock motor as the earlier models. Continue reading 1971 Goblin Teasmade 835c
In March 1971 Model Engineer featured a short article on building your own Automatic Tea-Maker. The writer was S. Orme. The instructions require an aluminium teapot to be converted into a kettle using a side-entry element, and any electric alarm clock. Unfortunately a complete model was not illustrated.
The Russell Hobbs 6501 Automatic Electric Teamaker Set comprises a Teamaker model 6002, a clock model 7002 and a tray model 9007. The kettle can be unplugged if not required. Continue reading 1971 Russell Hobbs Automatic Teamaker Set 6501
In 1972 Goblin looked into the idea of manufacturing a Coffeesmade. In February 1972 a Development meeting decided that Sales should conduct a market research survey to investigate coffee drinking habits in the UK and Europe before coming to any conclusions and commencing design work. Continue reading 1972 Goblin Coffeesmade
The Goblin 834b was introduced in 1972. It featured a teapot detector, which had been requested by the hotel trade to prevent accidents. Continue reading 1972 Goblin Teasmade 834b
Production of the 843 began in Northern Ireland in August 1972. It had a new style of housing in beige with the clock face now printed on a polished aluminium fascia. The control was now achieved by a circular switch on a clear perspex cover. It continued to use the large brass clock motor, which had now been in continuous production since 1947.
Marketing materials described it:
Chrome on copper kettle makes four cups in your own teapot. Clear clock and simple dial switch – useful when you’re sleepy! Magnolia with opal lampshade. Base only 7″ by 8.5″
In October 1973 Goblin agreed that the 843 was to be replaced by a new model number, the 853. This new model was launched in Autumn 1974.
The 844 was a replacement for the 834b. Production of the 844 began in Northern Ireland in August 1972. It had a new style of housing in beige with the clock face now printed on a polished aluminium fascia. The control was now achieved by a circular switch on a clear perspex cover. It continued to use the large brass clock motor, which had now been in continuous production since 1947. Continue reading 1972 Goblin Teasmade 844
Goblin Teasmade 843b replaced the 843. It was introduced in 1973 and discontinued in 1975.
In the early 1970’s (about 1973) Metamec launched their own version of the Teeboy De-luxe. The name had been abandoned by Pifco when they took over the design. They used an existing Metamec clock with a lit dial, the A950. This teasmade was only made for a very short time.
Source: Clifford Bird, ‘Metamec The Clockmaker’, Dereham, Antiquarian Horological Society, 2003
1974 Goblin Teasmade 844b was introduced in 1974 to replace the 844. It was discontinued in 1975.
The Goblin was launched 851 about 1974. This model was a simple unit with no clock or light. No picture available yet.
Goblin Teasmade model 852 was one of four new models which were launched in Autumn 1974, date confirmed via Goblin Leatherhead records. This was a replacement for the 815. It had no clock or light.
Doug describes his Goblin 852 Queen Anne Teasmade:
The 852 Queen Anne is a rare combination of basic unit with deluxe kettle and teapot. As the base does not have the 4 studs to locate the teapot, I thought it may have been made up from spare bits but I am now sure that it is a genuine Goblin model. The teapot is the only one ever fitted and the kettle is a unique combination of late type body with D25 style hoop transfer tube. These items would have been used in the D25d Queen Anne. Both models were probably run out together and excess items used to make the basic 852 more attractive to the hotel industry.
One of four new models which were launched in Autumn 1974. Date confirmed via Goblin Leatherhead records. This model replaced the Goblin 843. Continue reading 1974 Goblin Teasmade 853
One of four new models which were launched in Autumn 1974. (Date confirmed via Goblin Leatherhead records). I have seen many different versions of the 854 with slight variations in design or colour, including one with a flowery design on the teapot, and another with a Noryl plastic teapot. Continue reading 1974 Goblin Teasmade 854
The 855 was one of four new models which were launched in Autumn 1974. (Date confirmed via Goblin Leatherhead records). Like the 835c which it replaced, the 855 featured a magnolia body with a 45 degree wedge shaped front onto which a detachable tray could be slotted. Continue reading 1974 Goblin Teasmade 855
About 1975 Goblin Teasmade 850
The 854k was sold by Debenhams for £8.99p.
This photograph kindly of the 854w was supplied by Shane Rivett, in Australia.
The Goblin 855b dates from about 1975, tbc.
The Goblin 855k teasmade dates from about 1975. This model has a cream finish with the inset type teapot lid. I believe that the differences on this model are internal.
The Goblin Teasmade 855w dates from about 1975.
1977 Goblin Teasmade 850
The Goblin Teasmade model 860 was launched in January 1977. Goblin anticipated that 50,000 units would be required for launch, and these were to be produced at Caslereagh Northern Ireland at a rate of 4000 per week. 50,000 rating plates were ordered. Continue reading 1977 Goblin Teasmade 860
The Breville 870 was a rebadged Goblin 870, made by BSR. The date of this model is not confirmed but assumed to be about this time.
The Breville 860d was a rebadged Goblin 860, made by BSR. I have not seen any other Breville 860s, only the d. The date of this model is not confirmed. A reader suggests 1978, although previous research suggested early 80’s. If you have documentary evidence please let me know! Continue reading 1978 Breville Teasmade 860d
In about 1979 Goblin introduced the Compact 882 Teasmade. The 882 began life 100% Goblin, but later appeared fully Swan branded, as the Swan Compact 10882.
The Goblin Compact 883 began life 100% Goblin. During the crossover period to Swan the 883 carried the Goblin name on the front but had a Swan Housewares Ltd plate identifying the model and serial number. It later appeared fully Swan branded, as the Swan Compact 10883.
Goblin Teasmade model 870 was produced from about 1979 to 1984. It was the first teasmade to feature a radio. A proposal for the radio teasmade 870 was drafted in March 1977. Grundig were selected to supply the radios. but not informed of reason for initial purchase. Continue reading 1979 Goblin Teasmade 870
In about 1979 Goblin brought out the 870 radio teasmade.
The Pifco Automatic Teamaker 1151 was launched in about 1979. It features a Metamec clock.