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Aaron (with white gloves, no less!) holds a splint designed by the Eames. The pair was spurred to action by their friend, Dr. Wendell Scott, who saw the possibilities in the Eames' experiments with molded plywood. He was right—the splints they created were more durable, light weight, and compact. By fall of 1942, the Eames had an order for 5,000 from the Navy, and they went on to produce 150,000 more through the Evans Products Company. Douglas fir was used for the core layers, and the exterior veneer is mahogany and birch.
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