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Type 1227 Anglepoise Desk Lamp
The Anglepoise lamp was the brainchild of automotive engineer George Carwardine, who invented a new type of spring that remained rigid after being moved.
A weighted table base gives the lamp extra stability. Arms and joints are made of aluminium.
While today’s Anglepoise lamp remains true to George Carwardine’s 1934 design, it also incorporates modern features, like an energy-saving 15 watt CFL bulb.
Available in black, cream, red and blue, this classic design fits perfectly in a wide range of traditional or contemporary settings.
Type 1227 Anglepoise Desk Lamp by George Carwardine. Widely considered one of the most successful examples of amateur British invention, the Anglepoise lamp was created when George Carwardine (1887-1948), an automotive engineer responsible for developing vehicle suspension systems, came up with a new type of spring that could be moved easily yet remained rigid when held in position.
Carwardine designed a lamp which, using a sequence of these springs, could be constantly repositioned to focus light in specific directions. He planned to call it the Equipoise but the name was rejected by the Trade Marks Registry at the Patent Office. Instead he hit upon the name Anglepoise.
The first version of the Anglepoise lamp was produced in 1934 with four springs. It proved so popular that two years later a new version, the Type 1227, was introduced with three springs and an Art Deco-inspired three tier base. Three years later a new improved version of the Type 1227 was released with a two-tier base. This model remained in production for over 30 years and is still widely regarded as the archetypal Anglepoise.
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