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ID needed for Extra Large Medical Chest

Wed Jan 18, 2017 21:58

Hi everyone,

I posted this in the Introductions section, but got no replies. Perhaps one of you may have more information.
I seem to have acquired something that I have not been able to find a duplicate of.
I am assuming it is a Medical chest due to the substantial hardware that was use (molded handles, triple tooth latches, and lots of steel corners and supports). See attached pictures

I have seen many of the MD1 and MD2 models come up on eBay and referenced here, but I can not find another of this size.
It is approx 43" (L) x 27" (W) x 18.5" (H)
It has molded steel handles (2 handles on each side)
It has three (3 tooth) clasps in the front
It has 4 steel hinges on the back
There is nothing inside the unit and it doesn't look like there was anything removed from the original state (no holes or obviously missing parts)

I purchased it locally through Craigslist. Neither the seller nor I knew what it was, other than an old Army trunk.
His family had spray painted the interior and exterior gloss black and only a remnant of the stickers were visible.
I am not looking to sell the unit as I am in the process of repurposing it, but it would be fun to know what it was used for.

Any help would be appreciated.

Wes
San Diego, CA
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Re: ID needed for Extra Large Medical Chest

Wed Jan 18, 2017 22:35

Wes,

My thought was that this item perhaps represented Item # 9617605: Chest, Field, 45 1/2 Inches Long by 18 Inches Wide by 18 Inches Deep, Empty, but of course, the dimensions are not correct. 9617605 is the only oversized Chest that I am familiar with, despite checking several original sources.

Hopefully one of our other members may be able to cast some light on the identity of your item.

Kind regards,
Ben.
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Re: ID needed for Extra Large Medical Chest

Sun Jan 22, 2017 21:11

It almost looks like the chest for the X-Ray machines. But if the dimensions aren't right... A puzzle!
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