On 21st Feb 1903 George William Richardson, engineer’s fitter, and Henry James Sams, commercial traveller, submitted their application GB190304109DA for a tea maker. George’s address at that time was 74 Palmerstone Road, Woodstone, Peterborough. The patent was published on 20th February 1904, and in the US on 20th June 1905. The patent was entitled the ‘Time Water Heater and Alarm‘. I have not found any evidence of this tea maker being marketed, although a family member has told me that a printer’s stamp marked G W Richardson, illustrating this tea maker, has been passed down through the family.