Once upon a time
Newey & Bloomer Ltd was founded by Frederick Bloomer and Charles Herbert Newey in 1850. They began by manufacturing an assortment of barbershop fittings, bar tops and bed warming pans. Using their expertise in copper, Frederick and Charles produced their very first kettle in 1903. They called it the Simplex Kettle.
The iconic design of the whistling kettle and energy saving models was patented and the brand name ‘Simplex’ was officially registered in the 1930s. The Simplex Beehive kettle was launched in the 1950s.
The Simplex kettle was such a roaring success that it became a household name – and a cherished member of the home adorning many kitchens across the globe.
Newey & Bloomer continued to manufacture the Simplex kettle as five generations of the Bloomer family passed through the factory doors. However, due to an economic downturn, production of the Simplex Kettle by Newey & Bloomer ceased in 2010.
A new beginning
In 2017 Simplex Kettles by Newey & Bloomer resumed production ensuring the exacting standards as they were over 100 years ago – hand-crafted from solid copper with a solid molten-tin lining – a method that has stood the test of time and a foundation stone upon which the qualities associated with the Simplex Kettle has become world-renowned…for generations.
Timelines at a glance
1850 Newey & Bloomer Ltd founded.
1903 First ever Simplex Kettle produced.
2010 Simplex Kettles by Newey & Bloomer ceased.
2017 Simplex Kettles by Newey & Bloomer re-established