This teasmade was made by Teeboy Engineering in the 1970’s (exact date not known). It 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.
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. I believe that another Teeboy model was produced featuring a kettle and a teapot, but no clock.
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.