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[REF] Chest MD No 1 contents

Posted: Fri Mar 28, 2008 00:47
by sgtpeter
I was finally able to find a Chest Field Plain. I know the modified chest is correct for Chest MD1, but no such luck right now. And the Chest MD2 has so much more stuff to put together. So for now, I'm going for the MD1 contents in my plain chest.

With all that, anyone have pics of 7515000 Book Blank 8 Vo, 9911000 Book Note Manifolding Binder, 9911500 Book Note Manifolding Filler or 7624000 Pencil Lead? What size was the bandage scissors?

While I don't have 60 small white dressings (is 42 close enough :oops: ), I think I have at least a sample of the other items on the inventory.

I'll save the MD2 questions for some time later.

Posted: Fri Mar 28, 2008 12:39
by Ben
Hi Peter,

Welcome to the Forums :) I hope that they will allow you to share some information with the various members we have. Unfortunately, the Book, Blank 8 Vo (Item # 7515000) is something that I had investigated some time ago, with little or no success. However, I surmise that given it's designation it was simply a blank note book, but I unfortunately I don't have sizes or dimensions for same.

I have a Pencil, Lead (Item # 7624000) and will go and dig it out for you and send over some pictures. The same is also true of the Bandage Scissors (Item # 3468000). I will be back in touch.

Thanks again for registering, and I hope that your stay here will be a long and enjoyable one :)

Regards,
Ben :D

Posted: Fri Mar 28, 2008 17:33
by sgtpeter
Thanks Ben. With a description of 8 Vo, it almost sounds like it has 8 volumes, but that doesn't make sense. I don't know if they had the "subject notebooks" such as this Office Depot, but I wonder if it is something like that. Too bad someone can't find an office supply catalog from the late 30s or early 40s.

Any idea about the manifolding notebook? I found the original patent for manifolding notebook and today we tend to call it a carbon paper notebook. The EMT booklet is an example of a manifolding notebook, but the EMTs are part of the MD2 contents.

Posted: Sun Mar 30, 2008 15:09
by Ben
Hi Peter,

I'm not too sure what the Manifolding book looked like, but I suspect that a duplicate book or something similar might perhaps be correct.
I have meanwhile scanned in the pencil for you, and you can see it in the image below. The eraser on the end is attached suing a red fiber tube:

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I also measure up the Bandage Scissors (Item # 3468000), and have created the following image showing the dimensions:

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I hope the above will be of some use to you.
Thanks,
Ben :D

Posted: Sun Mar 30, 2008 19:04
by TenthA86
an 8VO book is a cloth bound notebook. 8vo is the printers size = octavo = 9x12 page size - usually about 160 pages in volume. should have cardstock covers & a side bound cloth or tape binding.

Manifolding refers to the binding process where the pages are folded & bound, then cut.

Look for journals or diaries at a stationers with a cloth binding & lined pages.

Posted: Sun Mar 30, 2008 20:25
by Ben
Thanks for the infomation on this one Dave, that really will be of use when trying to fill the contents of the MD1 Chest!
Kind regards,
Ben :D

Manifolding Notebook

Posted: Sun Jul 20, 2008 20:16
by TenthA86
I've continued to look at the "Manifolding Notebook" and believe this is for some two-part form for MD use. As defined in the patent, a manifolding notebook allows two-sided forms and carbon-copied forms. Usually the original is torn out, and the copy stays with the notebook, so this sounds like something used for prescriptions, reports or the like.

In 1945, these types for forms still used carbon paper, so I would suspect this is what this system used. It might even be for the Medic's wound card, as this is a type of manifolding book! Looking at the article on Medical Chests, the photo shows a thick "book" that could be this "Manifolding Notebook", maybe used to report treatment given or diagnosis.

Posted: Mon Jul 21, 2008 21:09
by Ben
Hi David,
Thanks for your information about the 8VO Book. I will see what additional information I can find about the item, since it certainly sounds like a curious and interesting artifact.
Thanks and regards,
Ben

Posted: Tue Jan 20, 2009 00:29
by sgtpeter
These *MAY* be photos of the manifolding notebook. They aren't the highest of quality, but you can see where the binder appears to say "MED DEPT U.S.A." The filler looks like it says "????? FILLER FOR DUPLICATING NOTE PAD, MEDICAL DEPARTMENT, U.S. ARMY".

Its hard to tell with those poor quality photos if there is carbon paper, but looking at the left side of the filler, there seems to be a piece of cardstock that could be used to isolate carbon paper, much like the plastic checkbook holders.

Unfortunately I don't have sizing right now, but I'll continue to work on it.

Posted: Tue Jan 20, 2009 10:50
by Ben
Hi Peter,
Thanks for posting these photographs. I have one of these notebooks in my collection and I do indeed believe that these are the Book, Note, Manifolding, Binder and the respective Book, Note, Manifolding, Filler.
Thanks,
Ben

Posted: Tue Jan 20, 2009 11:44
by sgtpeter
Ben - can you post any better quality photos and sizes of the note pad you have?

Re: [REF] Chest MD No 1 contents

Posted: Mon Sep 14, 2009 06:47
by sgtpeter
Anyone have the dimensions of the two shelving units that go in MD1? I'm looking to fill one of my plain chests with the correct supplies (less the tabletop and litter supports).

Thanks,
Peter

Re: [REF] Chest MD No 1 contents

Posted: Mon Sep 14, 2009 15:00
by Ben
Yes, I have them somewhere Peter. Let me see if I can dig them out and I will post them here.

Thanks,
Ben :)

Re: [REF] Chest MD No 1 contents

Posted: Mon Sep 14, 2009 16:56
by sgtpeter
Thanks Ben. I thought it had been posted previously, but can't seem to find it now.

Re: [REF] Chest MD No 1 contents

Posted: Sun Oct 23, 2011 23:02
by sgtpeter
Anyone have the litter support brackets (Item 97790) in their collection?