Vintage Cream Anglepoise Table Lamp
This is a really nice 1960’s edition of the iconic 1227 model Vintage Cream Anglepoise Table Lamp. It also has the original braided flex.
This quintessential British three -spring 1227 design was invented in 1935 by the renowned engineer, George Carwardine, and the model is still going strong today!
This particular 1227 example is cream. It would suit all sorts of rooms in the home, in addition to the office.
Dimensions: approximately: H:43-96cm W:31-46cm D:15cm
Country of origin: Made in England by Herbert Terry & Sons Ltd, Redditch
Condition: In reasonable used condition, with surface scratches/ blemishes, and loss of paint commensurate with age. There is also a small dent on the lamp shade. There is no felt on the bottom of the base.
The lamp is in working order, however, no PAT or electrical testing has been conducted on this light. The purchaser must have the electrical item inspected by a competent qualified electrician before any attempt to connect this item to a mains electrical supply.
Some History For You
The Anglepoise lamp is a balanced-arm lamp designed in 1932 by British designer George Carwardine (1887-1947). Carwardine was a practicing design engineer whom was working on vehicle suspensions when he developed the design for his perfect balance mechanism.
Initially, Carwardine established a garden workshop at his home in Bath, UK, and manufactured the lamp himself. He called his company ‘Cardine Accessories’. However, the lamp proved so popular he soon expanded the company by entering into a licensing agreement with Herbert Terry & Sons Ltd, Redditch: known as the ‘Terry Spring Company’.
Terry manufactured and marketed the lamp, whilst Carwardine continued with development of the design for different applications for use in the home, industry, Doctor’s, Dentists, Hospitals, and the office.
Outbreak of World War II in 1939 saw production of the lamp diverted to benefit applications for the war effort. This included a lamp developed for use by bomber navigators. This is a great story from the Anglepoise website: –
“Anglepoise® Navigator’s lamps are produced for the World War II bombers between 1939-1944. Four decades later, an American team searching for the Loch Ness Monster salvages a Wellington bomber submerged in the mud. Remarkably the lamp still works! Known as R for Robert, the plane, complete with working lamp, is exhibited at the Brooklands Museum in Surrey, UK.”
Since WWII, the balanced arm has been employed in other devices where it is necessary to hold an object stationary at a convenient point in space. There are lots of copies out there but you can’t beat the real thing!