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Anglepoise Original 1227 32" H Desk Lamp


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About the Designer
George Carwardine George Carwardine  

George had set up his own business, Cardine Accessories working on automobile suspension systems and moderators. Most loyally, he went back to Hortsmans when they were reconstituted and stayed until they finally ceased trading in 1929. After this, George turned his mind to other things working in a studio in his back garden. He had become fascinated with the concept of spring based mechanisms allowing weighted objects to be moved freely into any position where they remain balanced In 1932 he filed a patent that is clearly identifiable as the first Anglepoise lamp using 4 springs. George went into small scale production; and naturally he used springs supplied by Terry's. However he soon realized he needed to find a partner. His patent became effective in January 1934 and within a month he had signed an agreement giving Terry's exclusive rights; and they started to manufacture the lamp in return for a royalty. The royalty was 4 shillings a lamp. The new product was launched at the British Industries Fair in Birmingham in February 1934. Terry's were unable to register Equipoise as a name, so they adopted the word Anglepoise. Terry's had a numbering system where every new product was given a consecutive number. This lamp had two: 1208 was a short arm version with 12 inch arms and the1209 had 18inch arms – the same dimensions as George's prototype. The 1209 proved the more popular. The management of Terry's felt that the existing Anglepoise 4 spring design was too industrial and they had their eyes on the domestic market. George went back to the drawing board and working with the designers at Terry's they came up with the 3 spring version, known in the Terry's numbering system as the 1227. George applied for a patent 433,617 in 1934, and manufacture commenced in 1935. The sales of this new design quickly overtook the 4 spring original.

  • Aluminum arms and metal joints
  • Weighted table base for extra stability
  • Finger touch movement
  • Supplied with Energy Saving CFL
  • Switch on the shade
  • Double insulated
  • Reach: 27.55''
  • Base: 5.5''
  • Power supply: 110 Volts


  • Overall Height - Top to Bottom: 32 Inches
  • Overall Width - Side to Side: 12 Inches
  • Overall Depth - Front to Back: 33.4 Inches
  • Overall Product Weight: 12 Pounds
  • Cord Length: 78 Inches
  • Overall Height - Top to Bottom: 32 Inches
  • Overall Width - Side to Side: 12 Inches
  • Overall Depth - Front to Back: 33.4 Inches
  • Shade Height: 5.9 Inches
  • Shade Width: 5.7 Inches
  • Shade Depth: 5.9 Inches
  • Overall Product Weight: 12 Pounds
Product Type: DeskFixture Material Details: Aluminum
Number of Shades: 1Assembly Required: Yes
Tools Needed: Allen keyProduct Warranty: 2 years
UL Listed: YesAdditional Parts Required: No
Style: ModernShade Material: Metal
Fixture Finish: 1: ChromeFixture Finish: 2: Red
Fixture Finish: 3: RedShade Material Details: Aluminum
Damp, Dry or Wet Location Listed: DryHardware Finish: Stainless Steel
Fixture Material: MetalHardware Material: Stainless Steel
Number of Lights: 1Bulb Type: CFL
Bulb Shape: R63Light Direction: Multiple Directions
Wattage per Bulb: 60 Watts (W)Bulbs Included: Yes
Shade Included: YesAdjustable Height: Yes
Night Light: NoSwing Arm: Yes
Switch Type: In-LineCord Color: Black
Commercial Use: YesEco-Friendly: Yes
Product Care: Wipe clean with dry clothCountry of Manufacture: China
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Anglepoise Original 1227 32" H Desk Lamp


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We had two reconditioned Anglepoise lamps from England for many years that finally need more electrical rewiring than we were capable of doing ourselves. What wonderful news to find that they now make the same vintage style lamp for the American Market. The new lamps are every bit as attractive as the old ones (we chose the stainless finish). The spring-mounted hinges are equally as well constructed. We are thrilled with our purchase.

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Manufacturer Details
For over 70 years, Anglepoise has created table lamps and table lights that are now British design classics. In that time, they have redefined all a table lamp has been and can be. Anglepoise's table lamps remain true to George Carwardine’s original design whilst incorporating modern features, such as energy saving bulbs. Their energy saving lamps are designed to replicate the intensity of light that is demanded by professionals, such as graphic artists and interior designers. They are currently celebrating the 75th anniversary of the Anglepoise Original 1227, just one of their various famous ranges which include the Type3, Type1228 and Type 75.

When you buy a Anglepoise Original 1227 32" H Desk Lamp online from AllModern, we make it as easy as possible for you to find out when your product will be delivered. You can check on a delivery estimate for the Anglepoise Part #: 30 here. If you have any questions about your purchase or any other Table Lamps product for sale our customer service representatives are available to help. Whether you just want to buy a Anglepoise Original 1227 32" H Desk Lamp or shop for your entire home, AllModern has all of your design needs covered.

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