Our Ethos

Our Ethos

The Teasmade has always been a product of the future. Designed to make life a little easier by getting you ready to start the day with the perfect cup of steaming hot tea. Something we strive to deliver will all Teasmade products.

Forward Thinking

  • We go way back
  • Future Innovation
1980 - Hilda Hadley receives a Goblin Teasmade for her retirement present, a popular gift at the time.

1980 - Hilda Hadley receives a Goblin Teasmade for her retirement present, a popular gift at the time.

Heritage

In 1891 Samuel Rowbottom applied for a patent for his Automatic Tea Making Apparatus,which required a gas pilot light to be lit at all times. In the 1950s Goblin trademarked the Teasmade name and produced several safer versions of the product, most famously the model D25.

The Teasmade has been a popular British icon for over a century, with dozens of incarnations and concepts. The original idea of using steam from the boiling water to force the water out through a tube into the teapot isstill used today.

The Past

Teasmades generally include an analogue alarm clock and are designed to be used at the bedside, to ensure tea is ready first thing in the morning. Although crude versions existed in Victorian times, they only became practical with the availability of electric versions in the 1930s.

  • 1980's

    Richardson’s Clock That Makes Tea

    Designed by Albert E Richardson
    Manufactured in 1904

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  • 1980's

    Goblin Teasmade D26

    Manufactured in 1954

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  • 1980's

    Goblin Teasmade D25

    Manufactured in 1955

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  • 1980's

    Goblin Teasmade 844

    Originally produced in Northern Ireland
    Manufactured in 1972

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  • 1980's

    Swan Compact Teasmade

    The Swan Compact range took over from the Goblin range in about, commencing with the Swan Compact 10882
    Manufactured in 1985

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Teasmade

Has its own entry in the Oxford Dictionary:

  • Pronunciation: /’ti:zmeid/
  • Definition of Teasmade in English: noun
  • Trademark: An automatic tea-maker.
Teasmade in the Dictionary

The Present

In 2010 Swan relaunched the Teasmade to great commercial success, becoming part of Swan’s first major retooling process. A special edition was created for the ‘150 years of John Lewis’ celebration line, which sold out on the first day of release.

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