Rare Early 3 Step Herbert Terry 1227 Anglepoise Lamp Original Green & Chrome
May 2, 2019
Purveyors of wonderful things. Hello and welcome to the sale of this rare and sought after Anglepoise lamp. Made by Herbert Terry & Sons of Redditch in the early 1930’s this is the first example of the classic 1227 desk lamp and is identified by its three step base and small shade (amongst other things but I won’t bore you with the details). This particular example is best described as a’survivor’ and was in a pretty poor condition prior to restoration. The shade and base come in their original green crinkle paint and have been cleaned and given a light coating of wax to help preserve the patina. The paintwork isn’t too bad, but expect surface rust and chips to the paint. The arms were chromed but much of this had come away. Any loose chrome was removed and the bare steel has been burnished then waxed. This finish gives a nice patina and doesn’t look over restored. All the springs, tensioners, bars and bolts are present and correct and have been lightly cleaned and replaced. A original Crabtree bakelite has been sourced and fitted with three meters of new good quality fabric cable, that is correctly earthed to the frame as per the original wiring and fitted with a new 3A plug. Lastly some new green felt has been applied to the base. The lamp holds its position well, however the shade rotating left and right is a little stiff as is the fork in the base. Neither affects its everyday use and isn’t bad for a lamp thats almost 90 years old! Please have a good look at the photographs as they form part of the description and contact me if you have any further questions. If you’re looking for a lamp of this type be careful, many have been made up from later lamps, repainted or missing original parts, springs etc. A lot of info in available on the internet and well worth a read. The lamp measures (in cm) 60 tall, 44 deep and 15 wide (base). It weighs 4.3kg. You are more than welcome to collect or I can deliver locally if needed. I have many unique antique and vintage items, please take a look. As unique items are hard to price all of our listings carry a make a best offer option, feel free to use it, however please be realistic. There will be a surcharge for addresses in Northern Ireland, the Isle of Wight, the Isle of Man, the Scilly Isles and the Highlands and islands of Scotland. The item “Rare Early 3 Step Herbert Terry 1227 Anglepoise Lamp Original Green & Chrome” is in sale since Saturday, April 20, 2019. This item is in the category “Antiques\Antique Furniture\Lamps\20th Century”. The seller is “rust-and-rot” and is located in Malmesbury, Wiltshire. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom.
- Style: Mid-Century Modern
- Material: steel
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Type: Anglepoise