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US WW2 Litter Manufacturer Markings

Wed Oct 27, 2010 13:11

Hi Guys,
Still trying to add some info to our Article covering US Army Litters.

Looking for data + illustrations of US Litter Manufacturer Markings - WW2 period. So far, I have "Simmons Company" - "Zimmer Splint Co." - "Zimmer-Thomson Corp."

My guess is there were more than just the three above, I'd love to see some good colored illustrations too.
Thanks for your help. Needless to add, full credit will be given.

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Alain :wink:
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Re: US WW2 Litter Manufacturer Markings

Wed Oct 27, 2010 16:59

Alain,

Where does one generally find the Mfrs' markings? On the canvas or on the folding supports?
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Re: US WW2 Litter Manufacturer Markings

Wed Oct 27, 2010 17:05

Hi Johan,
Markings are usually found on the stirrups, the folding mechanism, or on the handles (metal parts). Occasionally they may appear on the wood too ... in red or in black lettering.

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Re: US WW2 Litter Manufacturer Markings

Fri Oct 29, 2010 11:18

Alain,

Here are the litters and respective manufacturers in my collection:

Litter, Straight, Aluminium (Item # 9935000) - Zimmer-Thomson Corp (undated)
Litter, Straight, Aluminium (Item # 9935000) - Zimmer-Thomson Corp (undated)
Litter, Folding, Aluminium (Item # 9938000) - Zimmer-Thomson Corp (1942)
Litter, Folding, Aluminium (Item # 9938000) - Lake City Machine Shop (1944)
Litter, Folding, Wood (Item # 9936200) - Simmons Co (1943)
Litter, Folding, Wood (Item # 9936200) - Zimmer-Thomson Corp (1942)

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Ben.
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