Category Archives: Build Your Own Teasmade

1957 Practical Mechanics Tea Maker

In February 1957 Practical Mechanics Magazine featured an article on building your own teasmade which suggests using a Smiths Callboy alarm clock and a 750w Pifco kettle (model number not given but probably issued as a spare for the 1045 or 1047). The writer, A S Neale, suggests mounting the teawaker onto a bedside table (as illustrated), complete with a lovely rectangle of formica upon which to stand your hot cup. Continue reading 1957 Practical Mechanics Tea Maker

1971 Model Engineer

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.