Category Archives: Goblin

1936 Goblin Teasmade

Goblin purchased the rights to William Hermann Brenner Thornton’s design, and manufactured the first commercial Goblin Teasmade in 1937. It was made of plywood, and a lampshade “of a pleasing and modern design” was included. The kettle was chrome plated and was fitted with a patented element. It was available in two versions, The Alarm Model and the Day Model, and buyers could choose from a cream, green or blue finish. Continue reading 1936 Goblin Teasmade

1954 Goblin Teasmade D26

The Goblin D26 was introduced in 1954 to replace the unsuccessful D23. The alarm was a traditional 12 hour system. Initially the D26 made use of the last of the D23 bodies, then a new bakelite version was introduced. The clock too was replaced, to match that of the new the D25, which was launched in 1955. The wiring remained with a two pin kettle socket with an external earth. The D26 was later replaced by the Goblin D26b, and the series was discontinued in 1965.

1961 Goblin Teasmade D28

The Goblin D28 was introduced in 1959. It was used the existing D26 body, but was built on a wider base. It was sold without a teapot, but space was provided on the right to use your own. The D28 was replaced by the D28b, D28c, and D28d, and the D28 series was finally discontinued in 1965.

1967 Goblin Teasmade D25c

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

1967 Goblin Teasmade D30 and D33

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

1968 Goblin Teasmade 833m

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.

1968 Goblin Teasmade 834m

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.

1969 Goblin Teasmade 833

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

1970 Goblin Teasmade 834

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.

1970 Goblin Teasmade 835

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

1970 Goblin Teasmade D25d

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

1971 Goblin Teasmade 835b

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.

1972 Goblin Teasmade 843

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.

1974 Goblin Teasmade 852 Queen Anne

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.

1974 Noryl Teapot

The Noryl teapot was introduced in 1974. I have lots of information on the Noryl teapot which will be added to the website soon. It was used for the Goblin model 854. Noryl was a new material developed by Engineering Polymers. It was also used for a Russell Hobbs kettle. The teapot was manufactured for Goblin by Wragby Plastics.