Leg Splint in Wrapping
Charles Eames, Ray Eames
Ray and Charles conducted their business from their small Los Angeles apartment as Plyformed Wood Company. When the US Navy contracted them to create leg splints using their plywood molding techniques in November 1942, they hired a staff and formed a partnership with Evans Products Company. They transformed their business into the Molded Plywood Division of the Evans Products Company and produced over 150,000 splints during World War II. The splint seen here is still in its original wrapping.
“1 SPLINT, LEG. PLYWOOD FOR TRANSPORTATION, STOCK No. S2-1790 [Evans Logo] MANUFACTURED BY [Eames designed logo] EVANS PRODUCTS COMPANY MOLDED PLYWOOD DIVISION LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA” is printed in black ink on a label attached to the wrapping.
- Manufacturer: Evans Products Company, Molded Plywood Division
- Medium:Mahogany plywood, paper
- Dimensions:42 1/2 x 7 7/8 x 3 1/2 in. (108 x 20 x 8.9 cm)
- Credit Line:All images courtesy of Eames Office