Anglepoise

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Anglepoise

® [ˈæŋglpɔɪz] N (Brit) (also Anglepoise lamp) → lámpara f de estudio
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Herbert Terry & Sons continued to make Anglepoises but were bought up in 1971, by the world's largest spring makers: US giant Associated Spring Corporation.
Anglepoise lamps are so familiar that John Barker, general manager of Anglepoise Ltd, reckons that you can see one on the television most nights of the week.
It was an Anglepoise which Sean Connery and Harrison Ford use when deciphering codes in Indiana Jones-The Last Crusade.
Many people have heard of Anglepoise lamps - lamps which will remain poised at any angle - but fewer realise they are made in the Midlands.
The original Anglepoise was created by Herbert Terry & Sons in Redditch in conjunction with an engineer called George Carwardine.
Thus it became necessary to create a new name for the product, which is how Anglepoise came to be a feature of the English language.
At the bottom of a classic Anglepoise there are three springs so finely adjusted that you can put the lamp at any angle and it will stay in place.
Production of Anglepoise lamps continued and unusually, John Terry - great grandson of the original manufacturer - remained as managing director.
However Associated Spring's primary concern was the manufacture and sale of springs, so it showed little interest in developing the Anglepoise brand or product range.
This seemed a great shame to John, so in 1975, he joined forces with his cousin Ray and, in one of the first management buy-outs, bought the rights for everything to do with Anglepoise.
As well as making lamps which are based on the original design, Anglepoise has developed into fluorescent and halogen lighting.
The latest lamp made by Anglepoise is a daylight stimulator.