9 Alarmingly Useful Tea Kettles

We're suckers for all-in-one convenience - be it a Leatherman or a Swiss Army Knife, so why not give your tea kettle some much needed dual-functionality? Our friends at Oobject.com have some examples.

1936 Goblin Teasmade Ad

Pifco Teasmade

Home Sweet Homestyle - selling Goblin Teasmade Model D26 nationwide

Rube Goldberg - or Heath Robinson Clockwork Teasmade from 1902

1936 Alarm Model Goblin Teasmade

Diabolical Goblin combined teasmade and clock radio

Goblin Teasmade, model D26 1945

1954 Teeboy Engineering Teasmades

1970s Teeboy De-Luxe

For more wacky devices performing relatively simple tasks, check out these bizarre drawing contraption videos, Rube Goldberg Machine videos, and 10 flea circus contraptions!