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Wanted: Weddle Automatic Tea Making Machine

Weddel Automatic Tea Making Machine
Clockwork Teasmade

George Weddle of New York made this automatic tea making machine ca.1917. It came with a timer and alarm clock, and it was electrically powered with a battery back-up. A percolator attachment was also available for brewing coffee. It is unclear if this product was produced or even patented but, obviously, at least one was made.

Truth is, George Weddle may have been inspired by another automatic tea maker that was made during the Victorian Era in  England. It is commonly referred to Clockwork Teasmade and seems much more refined compared to Weddle's crude design.

I would content with either example or any other than is equally as early.

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