EAMES type Plycraft Replacement Mechanisms

Eames Knockoff chairs:

Plycraft, a manufacturer no longer in business was a copycat reproducer of the famous Herman Miller Eames Lounge chair. Over the years, Plycraft used many different style mechanisms. We have found several styles to replace broken mechanisms. But none as easily installed and so low in cost as our style #502 and #402, which will replace any of the various mechanisms which Plycraft and others used. Adapting will always be required.

Swivel Tilter
Mounting Board
Style #402 replaced the original installed wedge mechanism.
The original mechanism is seen on the seat cushion. This chair mechanism has a 1" dia. spindle making the original base usable when the mechanism was replaced.
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This original mechanism instead used a wooden wedge to set the tilt angle. It has a 5/8" dia. spindle and there is not an available replacement. The mechanism and base must both be replaced if either the base or mechanism is replaced as shown in photo at right.
Tilter, Base & Mounting Board.
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Obsolete Plycraft Mechanisms not available
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Or this one. These mechanisms are replaced by #402 although the spindle is shorter.

Base Replacement
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General Mechanism Installation--The outside leather covering is easily removed by removing several screws from the wood underside. This will expose the molded wood inside bottom. Install the new mechanism using either method.

Installing the mechanism

A recommended method to eliminate unwanted or unnecessary drilling of holes and installing Tee nuts is as follows.