Artist/Designer: Charles and Ray Eames
b. Charles 1907-1978, St. Louis
Ray 1912 - 1988, Sacramento
Title: Leg Splint
Medium: Molded Plywood
Dimensions: 43"h x 7.5" x 3.5"
Manufacturer: Evans Products Company
Details: No longer in production. Excellent condition, in original wrapping with label. Opened only for this photo.
Notes from the Archive: An early experiment in mass-producing molded plywood, the Leg Splint was designed for the U.S. Navy in World War II. Lightweight, stackable, and resilient, the splints were advantageous to the unforgiving metal versions then in use. The Evans Products Company produced and distributed the splints. By the end of the war Evans, and the Eameses turned their attention back to furniture. Herman Miller began distributing Eames furniture produced by Evans in 1946. This Leg Splint is still wrapped in the original brown paper wrapping with Evans Products Company label. Stamped in dark ink on front side with "Molded Plywood Division, Los Angeles, California, Patent Pending" with Evans Product Company logo. Stamped on the wood with product number S2-1790 on underside.
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