Thursday, March 22, 2007

In the lap of luxury...

This is a Teeboy De-Luxe exactly like the one I own
Teeboy Deluxe - 1970's After a long period in which there appear to have been no new models, one finally appeared in the 1970's. This teasmade is mechanically and structurally very simple (the base is a thin sheet of hardboard!) but it works well and has a simplistic appeal. It has a square kettle and teapot, with the handles and spouts set diagonally at the corners, but the Metamec clock breaks new ground for teasmades with its unusual design. oooooooh! The Teeboy Deluxe was made with several different kettle designs, some are ceramic, some chrome, and all the lids differ, as do the clock faces. Despite these variations no Teeboys have a visible model or serial number. Servicing details for this model spanned two premises. Some examples of the Teeboy Deluxe, featuring a Metamec clock with a production date of 1976, have on them a label stating that for repairs and service the owner should contact Teeboy Engineering at Pump Lane, Hayes. Other examples bear a label stating that the service address for Teeboy Engineering Limited is in Uxbridge.
This handy little helper makes me coffee rather than tea, but it is such a great little invention and always gets people talking.
Craig received it as a gift from my dad, but usually wakes up before his alarm so it never got used. All the lonely hours without caffeine in my lab made the little kettle clock seem very appealing and although in the lab next door a modern cappuchino machine can be found, it isn't half as interesting as my little friend.
Teeboys were quite popular back in the day as you can see from the following photos
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Blogger VallyP said...

Cool Mooska!!! It's almost identical to the one my dad used to have. I love the design too! So they are made by Teasmade aqfter all! Nice piece of history to have in your lab ;-)

Thursday, 22 March, 2007  
Anonymous Jodie said...

I love it!!!! Especially the frilly pink lampshade, that just finishes it off to a Tee... hee hee ;)

Thursday, 22 March, 2007  
Anonymous Baz said...

Tea-o-matic :-)

Tuesday, 10 April, 2007  

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