The Breville 870 was a rebadged Goblin 870, made by BSR and exported to Australia. Date unknown – estimated at 1980. Continue reading 1980 Breville Teasmade 870
The Pifco Automatic Teamaker 1152, from the outside identical to the 1151, was probably Pifco’s last offering to the teasmade industry, and is believed to be from around 1980. Continue reading 1980 Pifco Automatic Teamaker 1152
Russell Hobbs manufactured the Chelsea Teamaker model 7106 in about 1980. This is a remarkably compact design in stark contrast to the monstrously huge Goblins. The shallow kettle fits snugly behind the smart, simple fascia. Continue reading 1980 Russell Hobbs Chelsea Teamaker 7106
The Chelsea Teamaker 7107, introduced some time after 1980, was a little different from its predecessor. The positions of the ‘Russell Hobbs’ and ‘Chelsea Teamaker’ logos are reversed and a red ‘on’ indicator light has been added in the lower right corner of the kettle. There is also a 7107Q model which looks identical.
The Swan 865w dates from about 1982.
The Goblin 870 radio model was relaunched as the Swan 870. My teasmaniac colleague Doug writes about his Swan 870: “This was a great bargain – £2 from boot sale. It was so well wrapped I thought it was a Goblin 860 but to my delight it turned out to be a Swan 870. It is now my regular model in use. Continue reading 1982 Swan 870
The Goblin 860 was the first teasmade to be rebadged and sold by Swan, in about 1982. For a while Swan were the only company making teasmades in the UK. During the chanegeover period some teasmades were issued with the Swan badge, but with the tea pot and kettle marked with the Goblin name.
The Swan D01-P1 was designed by Alan R Birch. He writes:
I designed the D01 for Swan in Birmingam in 1984: I needed the money! As a young and naive design consultant I often agreed to design anything for both the experience and the money. Twenty one years later I’m still designing stuff but recall with very fond memories the time I spent in my studio designing it.
The Swan Compact range took over from the Goblin range in about 1985, commencing with the Swan Compact 10882, a rebadged Goblin Compact 882. It features an integral boiler and china teapot. Apart from the branding it looks very just like the original Goblin 883. Most of this range was made with Swan badging, but some models still featured the Goblin name.
The Swan Compact 10883 was manufactured from 1985 to 1987. This model features an integral boiler and chrome teapot. It looks very much like the original Goblin 883. Most of this range was made with Swan badging, but some models still feature the Goblin name.
Swan Compact 10883 Instructions
I have been advised of a 10887 in Australia which features the old style 10882 label to the top right of the unit. It is possible that the 10887 was an export model.
The Swan Compact 10890 dates from about 1985. No illustration available at present.