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of Redditch, Worcestershire. Telephone: Redditch 61 (6 lines). Telegraphic Address: "Springs, Redditch". (1937)
1900s Herbert Terry, commenced a winding spring business in a terraced house in Redditch in the early 1900s, which very quickly progressed to Terry acquiring its first premises.
1913 Private company.
1917 Advert for spring and presswork. 
1919 Advert for spring and presswork service. 
1926 August 16th. Director and Partner Mr. Alfred Ernest Terry died.
1932 George Carwardine, an automotive engineer by trade, began developing a light which involved the balancing of an incandescent light bulb in three planes of movement.
1933 George took the designs of his lamp to Herbert Terry and Sons in order to make the special springs needed for the lamp. The design was viewed as having a great deal of potential and so Terry's licenced the design from George and began to manufacture the Anglepoise 1208, in 1933, which used 4 springs.
1933 Company made public.
By 1935, the lamp was a huge success and a light design was needed for a more domestic application, so the 3 spring Anglepoise 1227 was born. This product is viewed by many as the classic Anglepoise.
1937 British Industries Fair Advert for Anglepoise Lamps. Anglepoise Mirrors. Springs for all purposes. Wirework. Presswork. Automatic Machined Parts. Flexible Shaft. Cycle, Motor Cycle, Motor Accessories. Spring Foot-rests. Sculling Exercisers. Chest Expanders. Ironmongery. Drain Cleaners. Washers. (Hardware, Ironmongery and Brass foundry/Farm and Garden Equipment Section - Stand No. B.520). 
1937 Springs and presswork specialities. 
1939 See Aircraft Industry Suppliers
1949 Advert. Valve springs. 
1961 Manufacturers of springs, presswork, cycle, motor cycle and motor car accessories, flexible shafting, cable mechanisms, Angelpoise lamps, cycle saddles. 1,200 employees. 
1963 Motor Show exhibitor. Accessories. 
Today, Anglepoise still retains members of the Terry family as part of their management team and the light focuses on it design heritage.