Sheridan with her favourite teasmades

Sheridan Parsons

Hello! My name is Sheridan. My interest in teasmades began in 2000. I wanted to start an unusual collection and I settled on teasmades when I was in a rebellious frame of mind. My first husband always disliked the bulk and noise of teasmades and adamantly refused to let me have one! At its peak my collection consisted of 172 teasmades and numerous kettles, clocks and accessories. I firmly believe that it was the largest collection in the world.

I now concentrate on collecting only the oldest, rarest, pre 1950 models. My favourite teasmades are my:

  • George Absolom Teesmade, made in 1932, with original lamp.
  • Goblin with a yellow teapot, made in 1936, found in pristine condition under a house in Australia.
  • Goblin D20, made in 1947 .
  • Ivory Bakelite Tealarm, made by Concentric, c.1948.
  • Brown Bakelite Tealarm, made by Concentric, c.1948.
  • Hawkins LGH 1200b made in 1949.

As a genealogist and trainee archivist, my main delight comes from uncovering the hidden history of teasmades, which is dominated by entrepreneurial and innovative British inventors. I also love the thrill of the chase, tracking down new models to share with website visitors.

It is fitting that my maiden name was Green and now my married surname is Parsons, because the Goblin office was once based in Parson’s Green.