In 1855 , with his three eldest sons, Herbert Terry established his company Herbert Terry and Sons Ltd. This is the starting point of Anglepoise. In the early 1930s, George Carwardine developed a theoretical concept for balancing weights using springs developed by Herbert, patented it, and Anglepoise launched its first lamp.
Since then, Anglepoise has created table lamps and table lights that are now British design classics. Their history has seen them declared the “ideal blackout lamp” by the Telegraph during WW2, and make it into the pop charts in 1979 through The Soft Boys hit, ‘I want to be an Anglepoise lamp’.