"The Anglepoise lamp, c 1930."

2 8 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 20cm

Description

"Page from a brochure promoting the use of the lamp at home. In the early 1930s George Cawardine, a motor car engineer, conceived the idea of balancing a weight against a spring through a linkage which allowed the weight to remain stable in any position. He joined forces with Herbert Terry & Son of Redditch, who specialised in in making springs. The idea was patented and subsequently the name 'Anglepoise' was coined. The first lamps, made in 1933, were an instant success."

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