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.