As the British automotive industry expanded in the
1920s, automotive engineer George Carwardine was experimenting with car suspension systems from the company he had set up in his home town of Bath. During this time, he developed an innovative mechanism based on the principles of spring tension that could be manoeuvred with the lightest touch and would hold in virtually any position, o!ering a possibility of movement similar to that of the human arm. He realised that the mechanism was perfect for a task lamp for workshops and factories. Carwardine "led patents for a number of brilliant inventions during his lifetime, but it is the Anglepoise that is his legacy, a development described by revered product designer and Design Director of Anglepoise since 2003, Sir Kenneth Grange, as ‘a minor miracle of balance’.
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Launched in 1935 and considered the archetypal Anglepoise, the Original 1227 pioneered the unique constant spring technology for flexibility and also balance.