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.
The Swan Teasmade STM100 range was introduced in 2009. The STM100 was a daring departure for Swan, who sought to modernise that familiar old chestnut, the Swan DO1, with a substantial facelift, whilst broadly keeping to its instantly recognisable form. Continue reading 2009 Swan Teasmade STM100 and STM200 ranges
The Swan Vintage Teasmade STM101 was launched in 2011 with a very deliberate nod in the direction of Swan Brand’s wealth of heritage. As with all teasmades, this model is an all in one tea maker, clock and alarm. The design is very similar to that long-serving old faithful, the Swan D01. Continue reading 2011 Swan Vintage Teasmade STM101 and STM201 ranges
The Swan Vintage Teasmade STM102 is very similar to the Swan STM101, but it incorporates an integral photo frame. Continue reading 2013 Swan Vintage Teasmade STM102 and 202 ranges
Swan Brand was originally a brand of Bulpitt and Sons, who were well established kettle manufacturers. In the early 1920s competition was fierce among kettle manufacturers, who were all trying to achieve rapid boiling times. This led to placing the element inside the water compartment. Continue reading Swan Brand