The Air Ministry Anglepoise Lamp (5C/1079)

We are always interested in sourcing New Old Stock (NOS) for these lamps.

We will always offer a fair price and pay promptly.

Items include:

  • 5C/1079 lamp unit (complete or part-complete)
  • 5C/2683 centre section (mounting fork)
  • 5C/2684 fixing block (supports mounting fork spindle)* 
  • 5C/2688 spring clip (lamp shade yoke)*
  • 5C/2692 screws*
  • 5C/2694 side arm (2 no. per lamp)
  • 5CX/2695 centre spring*
  • 5CX/2696 side spring (2 no. per lamp)*
  • 5C/2698 shade tube (supports lamp shade yoke)
  • 5C/2700 fibre washers*
  • Middle arm (number unknown)
  • Lamp shade (number unknown)
  • 5C/1897 bezel 
  • 5C/1896, 1898 & 5CX/4858, 4859 colour filters

* Reproduction item available ex-stock

Aircraft Task Lamp Types

The 5C/1079 style of lamp type was installed in several different aircraft, including:

  • Avro Lancaster & Lincoln
  • Vickers Wellington
  • Short Sunderland
  • Short Stirling (brass version)

Other aircraft had different styles of lamp installed. Serial numbers may include:

  • 5CX/4856 (HP Halifax)
  • 5CX/4857 (HP Halifax)
  • 5CX/5136 (Avro Shackleton)
  • 5CX/5137 (Avro Shackleton)
  • 5C/1550 ("Clipboard" Lamp)
  • 5C/1551 ("Clipboard" Lamp)

Our stock is constantly changing and has included all of the above types and more (e.g. lamps for Flying Fortress, HS Dominie, EE Canberra, modern jets.....).

Buying or selling?

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