Date: Wed, 5 Apr 1995 22:22:42 -0500

From: Charles F Juengling juen0001[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]GOLD.TC.UMN.EDU

Subject: Anglepoise lamp


Margaret Moore. _Understanding British English_ "adjustable desk lamp."

Norman Moss. _British/American Language Dictionary_ "an adjustable desk

lamp with a long arm. Originally a trade name."

Norman Schur. _British English A to Zed_ "_approx_. adjustable table lamp.

Originally a trademark, now becoming generic. The term describes

a table lamp with a base of a series of hinged springs and

counter-weights that adjust the height, beam direction, and so


Hope that helps.

Fritz Juengling