By 2015 Sheridan had gathered the worlds largest collection of teasmades, 172 machines acquired over 15 years of dedicated searching. But then a house move forced her to reduce her unique collection. This photo shows Sheridan surrounded by some of her teasmades at the time of the sale.
The gallery below shows all the teasmades photographed before the sale began!
A percentage of the proceeds from the main ebay sale and from several individual teasmades were donated to Royal Voluntary Service and to Jessie’s Fund in memory of the wonderful teasmade collector John Atack who died earlier in 2015, and in memory of his son, the musician Mike Atack.
Jessie’s Fund is a UK charity helping children with additional and complex needs to communicate and express themselves through the use of music. They work with children in hospices, special schools and in other settings nationwide, giving them access to music-making and to music therapy.
Sheridan is continuing to sell the occasional teasmade on Ebay. If there are no teasmades available when you click through, please add “projectboxes” to your saved sellers and check back later.