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Chest Commode (?)

Posted: Mon Jun 23, 2014 16:10
by Claudio
Hi

A friend of mine have found this and I would like to identify the item

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My best guess is a rehab commode chest (?)

on internet I couldn't find nothing better that the following
104 MANUAL FOR THE MEDICAL DEPARTMENT.
274. CONTENTS OF COMMODE CHEST (No. 5).
Bedpan
Spit cup
Chamber pot
Urinal agate ware
Paper toilet

Re: Chest Commode (?)

Posted: Tue Jun 24, 2014 09:16
by medicall
Hello Claudio,

this "chest commode" was used during WW1.
Perhaps in the beginning of WW2,but the "look" is really WW1.
I have many "ambulance box" of WW1 whoare similary made

However,it is a nice item from this era.
Medicall

Re: Chest Commode (?)

Posted: Tue Jun 24, 2014 09:53
by medicall
Claudio,

in the "Manual for the Medical Department" dated 1916 corrected to April 1917,on Par. 928
the "Chest ,Commode" is notified.
See the copy of the page who list the contents.
MedicallImageImage
My ambulance boxes

Re: Chest Commode (?)

Posted: Tue Jun 24, 2014 11:17
by Claudio
Thank you !

it was used as a latrine ?

Re: Chest Commode (?)

Posted: Thu Jun 26, 2014 09:23
by medicall
Hello Claudio,

Yes it is a latrine for field hospital nearby bed.
On the label we can read US?MED CORPS,this words were used in the beginning of WW1,and the Red Cross in center of Caduceus is typical of WW1 era.

Seen at Beltring in 2007,this "twin" toilette,on stand of buyer of Medical Department items.
WW2 or post???
Thanks for answers.
MedicallImage

Re: Chest Commode (?)

Posted: Tue Jul 08, 2014 21:37
by LOSMP
In the US hospital context, both civilian and army, "Commode" usually means a WC/Toilet.
Lois