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Shipping Boxes for Carlisle Dressings

Sun May 10, 2009 21:05

Hope someone can help?

I'm going to assume that dressings were shipped in large boxes to the dressing stations and aid posts and can't find any info anywhere.

I really want to bulk up our display with some transit boxes - ideally Carlisle dressings - but I don't want a massive stack of loose boxes.

Anyone able to advise how these dressings were transported before they were issued out?

Thanks in advance.

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Re: Shipping Boxes for Carlisle Dressings

Tue May 12, 2009 09:31

Thanks Mike

That'll certainly help. :)

Cheers

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Re: Shipping Boxes for Carlisle Dressings

Sat May 16, 2009 12:30


Hi Mike

Comes up as "link not found"??

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Re: Shipping Boxes for Carlisle Dressings

Sun May 17, 2009 04:22

Try going to the main page, http://groups.yahoo.com/group/doc_hoovie/ "Files", "Medical Items", "Bandages and wound related", "Carlisle10pack.pdf". Hope that works.

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Re: Shipping Boxes for Carlisle Dressings

Sun May 17, 2009 11:31

Mike,
I think people may need to be registered in order to access the Files section on the Doc Hoovie Group...
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Re: Shipping Boxes for Carlisle Dressings

Sun May 17, 2009 15:21

Good point. I think your right. Mike

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Re: Shipping Boxes for Carlisle Dressings

Mon May 18, 2009 02:42

Rod -

Based on my knowledge of how the Army packed other items for overseas shipment, I would make the assumption that the carton of bandages you are asking about were further packed in a wood crate. I have never seen a wood crate specifically for field dressings, but the period photos I have seen for the medical depots would re-enforce the idea that most items were shipped in wood crates.

As for the cartons, I have several pictures of the cartons that can be used as a reference.

This one is definitely WW2 Army. The carton measures 4 1/2" x 5 3/4" x 4".
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This one may be post WW2 but I can't tell for sure. Exact size unknown.
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This one is WW2 with a US Navy stock number. The manufacturer probably produced for Army and Navy (thus the stamp) so changing to an Army stock number should work. Exact size unknown but probably pretty close to the first one as the bandages were packed the same way.
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Hope that helps.
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