In 1885 Herbert Terry & Sons was established. In the 1930s George Carwardine developed a concept for balancing weights using springs & levers. Using springs from Herbert Terry & Sons, a patent was filed & the first Anglepoise lamp was born. The three spring model, the 1227, has become a design classic.
Recently Anglepoise has seen a renaissance with new designs & technologies. Highly respected designers such as Kenneth Grange (designer of the 125 train & the new London cab) have developed new lights to expand & update the range.
In 2009 Anglepoise celebrated 75 years by reissuing the original 1227 design & the iconic design was placed on a Royal Mail Stamp celebrating British Design classics including the Mini, Concorde, Routemaster bus & the Spitfire.