1982 Swan 870

The Goblin 870 radio model was relaunched as the Swan 870. My teasmaniac colleague Doug writes about his Swan 870: “This was a great bargain – £2 from boot sale. It was so well wrapped I thought it was a Goblin 860 but to my delight it turned out to be a Swan 870. It is now my regular model in use.

Very quiet in operation and good radio – no more buzzers! One quirk of this type is that the light and radio shut off after one hour but the auto switch remains down, so 12 hours later in the evening with the kettle platform up, the light and radio come on. Can of course press ‘clock only’ but I leave it so it is ready for use again when water and teabag are added.”