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parachute first aid packet

Thu Sep 04, 2008 21:05

hello fellas, I am trying to figure out who manufactured or contracted the parachute first aid packet.I have a few candidates.Would anyone here happen to have a contract number?

these type of medical items are little hard to track with whom actually ordered these kits as they would all have been cted through the MD (medical Department).Aeronautical kits,frying pan inserts,parachute first aid kits etc.. would have been ordered by the Aero medical laboratory but with most contract info these departments are not distinguished.
the top candidate I have is Seamless rubber company others include Guild and Alliedproducts.One source states that 300,000 have been manufactured in the year 1943,this from a feb. 1944 air Surgeons document.

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Who manufactured the Parachute First Aid Packet

Wed Jan 07, 2009 22:12

I actually have an empty box some where that had held around a dozen or so of those first aid kits. They were manufactured by Yardley of London. The stock # was for the US Kit. I don't remember if it had an order number though. It was misplaced during a move. But hopefully it is still around somewhere.

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Wed Jan 07, 2009 23:08

Thanks for sharing this information with us milsurvive. I was not aware that these items were made in the UK, and I'd certainly be interested in seeing the master box if you ever come across it in your house; perhaps you'd be willing to share some illustrations?
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Thu Jan 08, 2009 13:06

I would also like to find out if the pouches were filled and sealed by the company that made the actual pouches or rather by the Medical Dept itself...

I have heard that some of these were made in Britain but never saw any proof of it. Maybe the later ones which we all know from the blockletters and full side stitching might have been British made...
But since these were also filled with US made items, the MD either delivered these to be put in the pouches at the factory or they were sealed by the MD in Britain...
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Thu Jan 08, 2009 20:40

thnaks for the reply! the manufacturer name is deceiving Yardley of London is actually an american company located in Union City ,New Jersey. I did know they made medical items but not specifcally what.This is great news.

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Sat Jan 10, 2009 21:03

I have found the box and will E mail a picture to Alain or Ben to insert.

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Sat Jan 10, 2009 21:08

This is good news! Please feel free to send the item to my email (ben@med-dept.com) and I'll post it up here for reference.
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Sat Jan 10, 2009 22:27

Here is an illustration which was received from milsurvive, showing the master box which originally contained eight of these packets. Here is an illustration showing the box, and its manufacturer:

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