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Original 1227 Task Light

By George Carwardine, from Anglepoise
$285.00
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Design by George Carwardine, 1935.
By Anglepoise.

The 1227 was originally designed in 1935 while George Carwardine was working in the automotive industry. Carwardine was tinkering in his shop and developed a spring which could be moved easily in every direction yet also remain rigid when held in position. This new spring was the basis for the 1227. The shade was developed to concentrate the beam of light on the task at hand and therefore could use a lesser wattage lamp. Soon it was realized that the 1227 would work just as well for a reading lamp as it did for factory task lighting.

Reissued to celebrate its 75th Anniversary, the Original 1227 Task Light is made with aluminum arms and a heavily weighted base for extra stability.

Dimensions
  • 5.9"L X 17.9"W X 20.5"H; 23.6"maximum overall height
  • Shade: 5.7"D X 5.9"H
  • Base: 5.9"L X 5.9"W
  • Cable: 78.7"L
Material(s)
Aluminum shade and arms, cast iron base with steel cover, chrome plated fittings
Lamp Type
COMPACT-FLUORESCENT
Bulbs
1 X 13W 120V E26 (medium base) CFL (included)
Item Number
ANG-ORIGINAL1227
Model(s)
30593 30599 30602 30634

Design by George Carwardine, 1935.
By Anglepoise.

The 1227 was originally designed in 1935 while George Carwardine was working in the automotive industry. Carwardine was tinkering in his shop and developed a spring which could be moved easily in every direction yet also remain rigid when held in position. This new spring was the basis for the 1227. The shade was developed to concentrate the beam of light on the task at hand and therefore could use a lesser wattage lamp. Soon it was realized that the 1227 would work just as well for a reading lamp as it did for factory task lighting.

Reissued to celebrate its 75th Anniversary, the Original 1227 Task Light is made with aluminum arms and a heavily weighted base for extra stability.

Anglepoise

For over 70 years, Anglepoise has created table lamps and table lights that are now British design classics. What started as a simple idea of using springs, cranks and levers to balance weight, created one of the most esteemed lamp collections. George Carwardine's blueprint of Anglepoise was patented in 1934 and production began with the help of Herbert Terry and Sons Ltd., the manufacturer that purchased the rights to Anglepoise. Since that time, Anglepoise has redefined all a table lamp has been and can be, moving from the four spring to the three spring. Anglepoise table lamps remain true to George Carwardine original design whilst incorporating modern features, such as energy saving bulbs. Anglepoise energy saving lamps are designed to replicate the intensity of light that is demanded by professionals, such as graphic artists and interior designers.

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George Carwardine

George Carwardine was an automotive engineer who specialized in vehicle suspension objects. While working in the automotive industry, George 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 used springs supplied by Hebert Terry and Sons Ltd., an English manufacturer.

George then realized he needed larger production. His patent became effective in January 1934 and within a month he had signed an agreement giving Herbert Terry and Sons Ltd. exclusive rights; they started to manufacture the lamp in return for a royalty. The new product was launched at the British Industries Fair in Birmingham in February 1934.

Management at Terry's decided 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, working with the designers at Terry's until they came up with the 3 spring version, known as the 1227. George applied for a patent in 1934, and manufacture commenced in 1935. The sales of this new design quickly overtook the 4 spring original.

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from made where? No where on the box, or the lamp itself, is the country where the item is manufactured identified. the lamp looks and feels like a reproduction. Still, it works fine.
Date published: 2015-01-13
Rated 1 out of 5 by from The Anglepoise 1227 task light was a disappointment and I returned it. I was really looking forward to getting my Anglepoise lamp but was very disappointed when I actually started using it. The light is unbalanced and difficult to adjust. The head flies up at the slightest provocation so that it is not really adjustable. You just have to carefully move the arm around until it's balanced just right and the light shines down. Otherwise, the light flies up and shines on the wall. Furthermore, at this price, I was expecting a little tank of a light. Not at all. It is cheaply made in China and not significantly different from the version you can purchase at elsewhere. Very disappointing.
Date published: 2012-03-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this lamp! I had an Anglepoise Type75 and recently bought an Original 1227 (both in black). In terms of functionality, both work similarly and equally well. T75 has a minimal and modern feel, but the Original has the classic, retro touch that I love. The paint on the Original is more shiny. You won't go wrong with either. The price tag is a bit high but I think it's worth it. Delivery is fast from YLighting.
Date published: 2014-12-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Such a quality lamp I adore this lamp! I had been searching for a vintage model for a long time, but they are riduculously expensive and not usually wired for the US. I was so excited to find one here and I couldn't be happier with it. It is very substantial, easy to adjust and puts out a perfect amount of light. As always, Y Lighting's fast shipping and great communication were excellent.
Date published: 2010-02-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent product. Great design. I purchased this lamp in red for task lighting in my office. It is a great design and provides excellent lighting. The lamp arrived promptly in perfect condition. I only wished the assembly instructions would specify that you need to screw in the light bulb before the lamp will remain in a desired position. It took me a few minutes to figure this out.
Date published: 2011-09-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I'm very pleased with this light. This 1227 Task Light is very well made, and absolutely true to the original design. The fit and finish of all the parts is excellent, and assembling it was much simpler than I'd expected. I can't find anything wrong with it. It's a well-crafted, quality product.
Date published: 2011-02-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great lamp Love this lamp. Good looking, functional, great color (I chose the read), and delivered quickly.
Date published: 2012-03-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from killer lamp love this lamp. love it. all arrived as advertised, in perfect shape. thanks.
Date published: 2010-09-06
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