Launched in 1935 and generally considered the archetypal Anglepoise®, the Original 1227™ pioneered our unique constant spring technology to deliver ultimate flexibility and perfect balance.
The carafe is crafted in hand-blown borosilicate glass. This original, yet functional piece of design features a two-room carafe with a wooden oak block and cork/oak plugs. Fill with sparkling/still water, blackcurrant/water, aperol/prosecco, water/red wine or your favourite combination of drinks for a stylish and easy way to serve. Borosilicate glass, originally used for laboratory glassware, is known for it’s high level of resistance to thermal shock, making the Double Bottle suitable for both hot and cold liquids.
By 1932 Carwardine was ready to unveil his remarkable invention - a 4-spring lamp, combining unprecedented freedom of movement and perfect balance due to its patented constant spring mechanism. And soon demand for the lamp far outstripped Carwardine’s small-scale supply. So in 1934 Carwardine licensed the design to world-class spring maker, Herbert Terry & Sons, who already supplied the springs for his lamps. Not long after, the Anglepoise® name was registered and the 4-spring ‘Model 1208™’ went into volume production.
Carwardine maintained his association with Terry’s for the remainder of his life. He developed numerous variations on the original Anglepoise® design, including lamps for hospital operating theatres, and for navigator tables in military aircraft. But it’s the enduring Original 1227™ model that remains the archetypal Anglepoise® lamp, and with it, an iconic British design.
In 1932 automotive engineer George Carwardine develops a formula for a new type of spring. He discovers that pivoting arms supported by a sequence of these springs can be repositioned with the lightest touch yet will remain perfectly in place once released. Carwardine has just created the blueprint for an Anglepoise®.