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medical folding table

Posted: Mon Oct 24, 2016 01:10
by Madlane
A friend of mine came upon a military medical folding table in an attic that he was working on. The table is in a case with 4 canvas covered stools. Everything is military green. The case says US on the out side and on the inside it says Regal Furniture Co, stock no. 9-595-050 OIN 48460. I have been searching on the web and saw only one other that was similar but it did not have the chairs. Does anyone know if this is from WW2? And if so what it was used for and any history on it? The entire kit is in fantastic shape like it has never been used but there are scratches on the top of the table.
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Re: medical folding table

Posted: Mon Oct 24, 2016 22:27
by TenthA86
It sounds like the table for the #4 medical chest - let me see if I can find the photos. If so, it is probably WW2 era.

Look at this thread - viewtopic.php?f=15&t=392&hilit=chest+%234 I sure could use the set if you or your friend is interested is selling.

Re: medical folding table

Posted: Tue Oct 25, 2016 15:38
by Madlane
It looks similar but the one I have is actually in a case. There are pictures attached to my posting that shows what it looks like. We would be interested in selling it. Thank you for your help.

Re: medical folding table

Posted: Tue Oct 25, 2016 16:00
by TenthA86
It appears to be the table & stools for Chest #4 - I would be interested in purchasing it.

What part of the country do you live in? How much will you ask? (I fear that freight may make it prohibitive, but let's find out) Let's take this off-line. My email is TenthA86@q.com

David Little

in Denver, CO

Re: medical folding table

Posted: Tue Oct 25, 2016 16:14
by Madlane
Can you tell me a little more about the table? What does chest #4 mean? I would have no idea what to ask for it, can you give me some insight? It is very heavy, mostly because of the stools. I am located in Lousiville, KY. Thanks!

Re: medical folding table

Posted: Tue Oct 25, 2016 17:53
by TenthA86
The table was part of a large rectangular chest that was used for records keeping at an Aid Station in the field. The chest (Chest #4) was set up where the clerk could order supplies, record who came through the Aid Station, etc and keep the unit's records. The table (similar to a card table) and stools were for the medics and unit surgeon to complete their paperwork - not normally for treating casualties. The table, when folded, fits inside the chest so it can be carried on a truck without getting damaged. In short, the whole chest unfolds and makes an open-air office for the clerk to work in. There were several chests like this the Army used - each one had a different function (bandages, smaller medical supplies, etc - even a portable dental lab or dentist's chair)

Re: medical folding table

Posted: Sun Oct 30, 2016 00:27
by Madlane
Thank you David for the information. I just emailed you.