Things you don’t know about Morphy Richards:
If they’d used their first names instead, the company would have been called Donal-Charles, or maybe Don-Chaz, which would have ultimately led to an excellent kettle marketing opportunity in the form of a parody of the pussycat dolls: “Don-Chaz wish your kettle was hot like mine?”.

Formed in Kent in 1936, the two guys kicked off with electric fires and irons until they got thirsty in 1949 and decided it was time to make a cup of tea. The brand is still very active in the kettle market with many a bold colour or unusual design – good news for those of us that enjoy viewing and discussing the art of kettles.