Philips first became linked to the manufacture of automatic tea makers when it took over the Ekco Heating and Appliances business in Hastings in about 1977. However, I have been unable to trace any teasmade manufacturing activity. In about 1990 they began to produce two mug tea and coffee makers. Continue reading 1990 Philips Two Cup Tea and Coffee Makers
In about 1990 Russell Hobbs explored the market for Two Cup Tea and Coffee Makers. I have found two models.
In 1994 Goblin Ltd re-entered the teasmade market with the digital Goblin Teamatic 10610 and then the radio version, the Goblin Radio Teamatic 10650R . At this point the Teasmade trademark did not belong to Goblin. Goblin withdrew the Radio Teamatic in January 1997.
In 1994 Goblin Ltd re-entered the teasmade market with the digital Goblin Teamatic 10610, which was made in China. At this point the Teasmade trademark did not belong to Goblin. Continue reading 1994 Goblin Teamatic 10610
Apparently identical to the Teamatic, except for the name, in a 600w unit. The date for this version is unknown but would seem to be similar to the 10610.
A Sunbeam branded version of the teamatic was available in South Africa in about 1994, and distributed by NU-world Holdings.
The closest the Americans ever got to embracing the teasmade was the Mrs Tea tea maker HTM1. Health-o-meter, owners of Mr Coffee, introduced Mrs Tea in 1995. The first products shipped in September 1995. The full advertising campaign began in November to tie in with the Christmas shopping season, with advertising in print media and highbrow TV. Continue reading 1995 Health-o-meter Mrs Tea HTM1