This model appears to be that which was taken up by Hawkins for the Tecal. Continue reading 1935 Absolom patent 440941
The Hawkins Tecal (pronounced tea-call) was designed by George Absolom and manufactured by him until World War Two in 1939. The Tecal featured a chrome kettle, but no teapot. Continue reading 1936 Hawkins Tecal
This post-war model, launched in 1949, was a radical new styling of the original Hawkins Tecal (pronounced tea-call). It differs from the previous model in that there is no plinth for the teapot. The clock mounting and frame are also different in shape and style. The patent, number 661601, was applied for 1949 by Lawrence George Hawkins and LG Hawkins and Co. To the best of my knowledge this model was not manufactured by Teesmade Engineering. Continue reading 1949 Hawkins Tecal LGH 1200
The Hawkins Tiffee 1500 and 1500A was basic model, without clock or light, and was introduced in December 1952. It was known as the Tea-V model. Continue reading 1952 Hawkins Tiffee LGH 1500
The new streamlined, coronation model, the LGH 2000, was launched in September 1953, at £9/15/-. At the time of its launch Hawkins was still selling the LGH 1200c and the Tiffee. Continue reading 1953 Hawkins Tecal LGH 2000
This new 1950’s version of the Tecal, based on Hawkins patent no 661601, was introduced in 1954. Its appearance was much the same as the later 4000.
Exact date unknown but must fall between 1954 and 1967. There were 4000 and 4000CH models.
The chrome plated deco styled Hawkins Classic LGH 5000 was made by L G Hawkins of Drury Lane, Hastings. It is known to have been available from 1963 to 1966 and was probably produced into the 1970’s. Continue reading 1963 Hawkins Classic LGH 5000
The Hawkins Tiffee 1700 was available in 1966. An advert for this later model of the Tiffee in ivory with polished boiler appears in the Gardiner of Bristol catalogue, 1966, priced at £5.17.11.
The Ekco Hawkins Hostess TE34 was launched some time between 1967 and 1977. Christine kindly sent pictures of her Hostess TE34. The date of these models is not known but must have been produced between 1967 and 1977 and manufactured at Ekco-Hawkins’ Drury Lane, Hastings address. There is no clue on either the box or the instructions as to a specific date other than a label on the box which states “NEW C.E.E. CODED FLEXIBLE FITTED” and the wires, coloured brown, blue and green/yellow. Continue reading 1967 Ekco Hawkins Hostess TE34
Ekco had not made teasmades before their merger with Hawkins in 1960, but in 1947 they had manufactured a clock radio, the A33 Radiotime, a very modern looking appliance compared to the Goblin Timespot of the same date, the cabinet of which was designed by the architect and designer Wells Coates. Continue reading 1967 Ekco Hawkins Tiffeematic LGH 1700