Traction splint for a leg - ROM2010_11505_52

ROM2010_11505_52

Traction splint for a leg

Maker: Designed by Charles Eames (American, 1907-1978), made by Evans Products Company, Molded Plywood Division
Medium:Moulded plywood
Geography: Los Angeles, California, United States
Date: Designed c.1941
Dimensions:
106 x 20.5 x 10 cm
Object number: 986.119.1.1
Credit Line: Gift of Ross and Jo-Anne Young
On view
Gallery Location:Samuel European Galleries
DescriptionIn the design of this leg splint, Eames brought into mass production the technology for moulding plywood into compound curves, initially developed in Finland by Alvar Aalto. Developed for the U.S. Navy, the Eames splint was light in weight and stackable, and thus readily transportable in a combat situation.
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