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1940s Anglepoise 1227 Desk Lamp With Bakelite Shade, Crackle Glaze Paint And White Flex

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1940s Anglepoise 1227 Desk Lamp With Bakelite Shade, Crackle Glaze Paint And White Flex

If you are seeking some unique and novel lighting for your home then you can't go wrong with this lovely 1940s Anglepoise 1227 Desk Lamp With Bakelite Shade, Crackle Glaze Paint And White Flex.

It is very unusual to find an Anglepoise with a bakelite shade. They were only used for a short period of time after WW2 when aluminium was still in short supply. The brown bakelite proved easy to mould but often cracked in transit. This lamp does have a repaired crack in the bakelite which does not detract from the overall appearance of the lamp.  As well as having the very scarce bakelite shade, the flex wires in the upper arms have side exit holes rather than the usual rear exit holes - see photograph.

This rare Anglepoise has blue/white crackle glaze paint and has been rewired with vintage style three core white braided flex. It also has new grommets, a chrome bulb owner, and an energy efficient LED bulb. The crackle glaze finish is a modern homage to the scrumble factory rag rolled effect seen on vintage Anglepoise desk lamps.

Fitted with a modern UK plug to ensure that it is electrically safe and energy efficient. It has also been successfully electrically tested (PAT).

This is a truly unique desk lamp! It would suit all sorts of rooms in the home, in addition to the office and workshop.

  • Dimensions: approximately: H:43-96cm W:31-46cm D:15cm
  • Manufacturer: Anglepoise®
  • Country of origin: Made in England by Herbert Terry & Sons Ltd, Redditch
  • Condition: In excellent restored condition there are a few cracks/blemishes on the lamp shade

The quintessentially British three-spring 1227 design was invented in 1935 by the renowned engineer, George Carwardine, and the model is still going strong today!

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