Albert E. Richardson

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Albert E. Richardson was a clockmaker from Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire, who designed the first practical Teasmade.

He designed the first practical Teasmade based on an alarm clock, a spirit lamp and a tipping kettle. He sold the design to gunsmith Frank Clarke of Birmingham, who patented it in 1902, calling it "An Apparatus Whereby a Cup of Tea or Coffee is Automatically Made".[1]


  1. ^ "Albert E Richardson and Franke Clarke". Archived from the original on 2011-06-26. Retrieved 2011-03-15.