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Picture of chest 97915

Posted: Fri Mar 06, 2009 05:30
by WC_54
Would anyone have a good clear picture of Chest 97915. I have recently picked up an unmarked chest and I feel that it could be this one.

I discovered a poorly reproduced picture in the ebay available Med 3 catalog about 25 pages in from the back.

It is listed as:

97915 TRAY SET TYPE 7: (Consists of one ach of 97480, Table top, and 97885, Tray, No 10) (in Chest, MD, No. 62)

I would just like to visually confirm that is what I have.

Many Thanks,

Bill

Posted: Mon Mar 09, 2009 03:16
by docdean64
Have any pics of it?

Posted: Mon Mar 09, 2009 17:43
by sgtpeter
Hi Bill -

Post some photos if you can. Have you looked here? There is a pic of the tray set with components laid out. I don't have any other photos.

Posted: Mon Mar 09, 2009 20:15
by Ben
Hi Bill,
Unfortunately, the only illustrations that I possess of this item are taken from the 1944 Medical Supply Catalog, or available in our Medical Chest Article which Peter kindly posted. As Roger and Peter have suggested, it might be easier for you to share a photograph of the example you've recently discovered and perhaps some of the members here will be able to confirm whether the item is in fact Chest, MD No. 62, complete with the Type 7 Tray Set.
Thanks,
Ben :D

Posted: Wed Mar 11, 2009 03:43
by WC_54
Thanks for all the replies guys.

The chest looks much like what Peter has picked out. It looks like these chests but has no legs but I believe has the mounting holes for the legs. The web pictures are not close enough for me to get a good look.

I am not getting home from work until after dark so I can't get any good pictures. Will post some up before the weekend.

Bill

Posted: Wed Mar 11, 2009 04:36
by sgtpeter
No problem Bill, I know how that goes. Just let us know what you got when you have time.

Posted: Sun Mar 15, 2009 04:52
by WC_54
I am posting some pictures that I took today. The more I look at this and the Med 3 catalog the more I am convinced that it isn't a med chest.

I thought that the backing nuts were for the legs that hold up the lid of the chest but it appears that they are in the wrong place for a med chest.

Someday I will figure out what it was used for.

Bill

Posted: Sun Mar 15, 2009 19:18
by ETO-MED
Hi I think its the same as mine (used as a coffee table :D ) it's a "Case Shipping Air Force Organisation Equipment" hope this help.

Regards

Alfie

Posted: Sun Mar 15, 2009 22:13
by sgtpeter
Hi Bill -

I would have to agree with Alfie that it doesn't look like a medical chest. I looked thru my MED3 catalog and didnt' see anything like it. Medical Chests 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 60, 61, 62, 80 and 81 all used the Plain Field Chest (9753500). Some of the X-Ray chests and the Plasma Chest (9763900)were also the Plain Field Chest.

The inside dimensions of the Plain Field Chest should be about 28 inches long x 16 1/4 inches wide x 14 1/2 inches deep. If your new chest is close to that you might be able to modify it for an MD chest, but you'll need hinges, hasps and a latch - none of which I have found a perfect match. The MD chests also had "sockets" on the end to insert the litter brackets. If you plan on fabricating something close to MD Chest 1, you'll have more work creating the folding table and litter bracket storage.

Hope that helps.

Posted: Sun Mar 15, 2009 22:21
by Ben
Hi Peter et al,
I must agree that this doesn't represent any type of Medical Chest that I have seen before. As Peter has already indicated, most of the Medical Chest Sets comprised the Chest, Field Plain, with the exception of Chest No. 1, which used the Chest, Field, Modified.
Thanks,
Ben :)

Re: Picture of chest 97915

Posted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 16:34
by ETO-MED
Heres my one, looks the same.

Re: Picture of chest 97915

Posted: Tue Mar 17, 2009 23:57
by WC_54
Thank you for posting that Alfie! That would appear to be the chest that I have.

Any idea of what was in it.

The seller told me medical supplies but obviously if so it was not that way originally.

Glad to see it is from WWII.

Bill

Re: Picture of chest 97915

Posted: Wed Mar 18, 2009 21:26
by ETO-MED
Hi Bill
If these work the same as the ones i came across in the forces in the 80s, they can carry anything. They came as a set of four that fitted inside each other like a russian doll.
they all carried slightly different maximum weights for transport, on the return leg when empty you put them inside each other to take up less space.

Regards

Alfie